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Falcon 9 SAOCOM 1A

SpaceX’s seventeenth flight of 2018 was the first launch of the Saocom Earth observation satellite constellation of the Argentine Space Agency CONAE. The second launch of Saocom 1B will happen in 2019. This flight marked the first RTLS launch out of Vandenberg, with a landing on the concrete pad at SLC-4W, very close to the launch pad.

Launch Information

Launch Date

Monday 8th October 2018 at 02:22 UTC

Launch Pad

VAFB SLC 4E

Rocket

Falcon 9

Booster

B1048.2

Launch Success

Yes

Landing Attempt

Yes

Landing Success

Yes

Landing Site

Landing Zone 4

Payloads

Payload
Customer
Manufacturer
Mass (kg)
Mass (lbs)
Orbit
SAOCOM 1A

CONAE

INVAP

2800
6172.94
SSO

Launch Photos

All of these images are from the SpaceX Flickr page and all of them belong to SpaceX

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