Rocket Launch: Monday, October 30, 2017 3:34 p.m. | SpaceX Falcon 9 Koreasat 5AOct 30, 2017 03:34 PM Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A Rocket Launch: Monday, October 30, 2017 3:34 p.m. | SpaceX Falcon 9 Koreasat 5A
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications. SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 first stage on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic Ocean.
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