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The Falcon 9 rocket with a South Korean military satellite will be launched on July 20

South Korea’s military communications satellite Anasis-2 (KMilSatCom 1) is scheduled to be launched into orbit with the Falcon 9 launch vehicle on Monday, SpaceX said.


It is noted that SpaceX is going to launch the ANASIS-II mission from the SLC-40 launch complex at the Air Force cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The launch window will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. U.S. East Coast time, the company said.

The first reusable stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle for this mission was already used to launch on May 30 the new US manned spacecraft Crew Dragon to the International Space Station with a crew of astronauts Douglas Harley and Robert Benken, SpaceX notes.

Following the separation from the launch vehicle, the first reusable stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle will be to land automatically on the Just Read the Instructions floating platform in the Atlantic.

The ANASIS-II satellite will enter orbit 32 minutes after the launch of the launch vehicle, SpaceX reported.

The launch was planned to be held on July 14, but it was postponed for an additional test of equipment. Previously, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida reported that a re-launch attempt was planned on Sunday, July 19th.

The Anasis-2 secret satellite, developed by Airbus Defense and Space in France, will allow the South Korean Armed Forces to replace their foreign and civilian communications satellites. It will provide the South Korean military a closed connection in a wide range.

Anasis-2 will be launched into an elliptical orbit, and then, using its onboard propulsion system, it will enter a circular geostationary orbit with an altitude of 36 thousand km.

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