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SpaceX Dual Launch Orbits All-Electric Satellites for ABS and Eutelsat

Monday, June 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
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SpaceX completed the launch of two all-electric satellites June 15 using a Falcon 9 full-thrust rocket. The satellites, ABS 2A for ABS and Eutelsat 117 West B for Eutelsat, are the second in a set of all-electric satellites purchased from Boeing. The satellite design gives them lighter mass by ditching the need to carry lots of fuel, enabling the dual launch, with the trade off of having to take more time to climb from Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) to Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO).

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