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  • Two for the price of one! SpaceX makes history with launch of ABS/EUTELSAT-1

    Jason RhianMarch 2nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — At 10:49 p.m. EST (0349 GMT) Space Exploration Technologies, more commonly known as “SpaceX”, got “Two for the price of one” as the company launched two satellites – on a single Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. The ABS/EUTELSAT-1 mission had been provided with at least a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions […]

  • Eutelsat 115 and ABS 3A ready for historic flight on SpaceX Falcon 9 v.1.1

    Jason RhianFebruary 28th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – SpaceX’s ‘big year,’ is set for yet another important chapter with the upcoming launch of what has been dubbed the ABS/EUTELSAT-1  mission as it will see two communications satellites, EUTELSAT 115 West B (also known as Satmex 7) and the Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS 3A), roar off the pad and into orbit. […]

  • SpaceX successfully conducts static fire test ahead of first dual satellite launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 25th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) successfully completed a static fire test of the aerospace firm’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket that will be used to launch a pair of satellites on Sunday March 1. The test was performed with the rocket on the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC 40) at Cape Canaveral Air […]

  • Boeing stacks ABS / Eutelsat spacecraft in preparation for 2015 launch

    Jason RhianNovember 15th, 2014

    The ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B spacecraft have been “stacked” in preparation for their flight atop a Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. The mating of these two 702SP (small platform) spacecraft will be, according to Boeing, the first-ever conjoined satellite to be launched. This mission has a potentially more-important “first” […]