SpaceX twin launch slips to March 1
February 26, 2015
By Chris Forrester
SpaceX was scheduled to launch two satellites on February 27th but has slipped this to late on Sunday (March 1st at 10.49 Florida time) from Cape Canaveral.
The two satellites are Eutelsat America’s 115 West B craft (originally ordered as Satmex-7) and Asia Broadcast’s ABS-3A. The two satellites were ordered from Boeing and are both lighter-weight ‘all-electric’ craft which will depend on ION electric thrusters and not chemical propulsion.
Space-X will use its more powerful Falcon-9 rocket which is fitted with 9 ‘strap-on’ Merlin engines.