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Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A – Falcon 9 Launch
June 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDTFree
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A communications satellites. Eutelsat 117 West B will provide Latin America with video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat (@Eutelsat_SA). ABS 2A will distribute direct-to-home television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong. Built by Boeing, the satellites will launch in a conjoined configuration and will use all-electric propulsion for orbit-raising.
Launch window: 1432-1517 GMT (10:29-11:13am EDT)