3 Days Till Inmarsat 5 F4 Launch From Cape Canaveral, Florida. 

In three days, SpaceX will launch the Inmarsat 5 F4 satellite into space using one of the private space companies Falcon 9 rockets. SpaceX will launch complex 39A where NASA used to launch the Space Shuttles.

Launch window opens at 7:20 PM and closes at 8:11 PM on Monday May 15th.

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About The Satellite

Inmarsat 5 F4 Satellite.
Credit: Inmarsat/Boeing

From Inmarsat

“Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4) will boost the power of our award-winning Global Xpress network, which has been delivering seamless, high-speed broadband connectivity across the world since December 2015.

Like the other three satellites in our fifth generation fleet, I-5 F4 was built by Boeing in El Segundo, California as part of our investment of approximately US$1.6 billion in the first ever global Ka-band service from a single network operator.

Once in geostationary orbit, the satellite will provide additional capacity for Global Xpress users on land, at sea and in the air.”

The expected life expectancy is about 15 years and the satellite will use a xenon ion propulsion system (XIPS) handles in-orbit maneuvering

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