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News Archive / Tagged: AMOS-6

  • SpaceX set to launch heaviest payload to date as Tropical Storm Hermine looms

    Curt GodwinSeptember 1st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — While they keep a close eye on a tropical storm churning out in the Gulf of Mexico, SpaceX is continuing with launch preparations for its heaviest payload to date: the 12,125 pound (5,500 kilogram) Spacecom AMOS-6 satellite.

  • SpaceX’s rate of launch set to accelerate with launch of JCSAT-16

    Jason RhianAugust 12th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With the year more than half over, SpaceX is ramping up launch operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida. Not one but two launches are planned between now and Sept. 3. While not as exciting as a mission to the International Space Station, these commercial flights are helping SpaceX demonstrate it can rapidly send payloads into orbit.