SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Launches with THAICOM-6 Satellite
In the first launch of the New Year at Cape Canaveral AFB’s Space Launch Complex 40, SpaceX launches the Orbital Sciences-built communications satellite on its retooled Falcon rocket.
The THAICOM-6 satellite will be co-located with THAICOM-5 at 78.5 degrees East, and carry a hybrid Ku- and C-band payload. The Ku-band payload will be comprised of 8 active transponders providing services to the Southeast Asia (mainland). The C-band payload will feature 18 active C-band transponders providing services via the satellite’s regional beam to Southeast Asia and Africa, including Madagascar.