SpaceX Falcon 9 Amazonas-6 ROCKET LAUNCH – Kennedy Space Center

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Amazonas-6

05 Feb 2023 17:32

Space Launch Complex 40 • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amazonas Nexus communications satellite for Spanish company Hispasat. Amazonas Nexus will provide high-speed connectivity to aircraft, ships and other mobile users across the Americas, Greenland and travel corridors across the Atlantic Ocean. The satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space and is based on the Spacebus NEO platform.

The Falcon 9 first stage booster will land on a drone in the Atlantic Ocean.

Please note: Amazonas-6 has a launch window of 5:32 p.m. to 9:32 p.m. If the launch does not take place by 6:30 p.m., the Visitor Complex will be closed to all guests as the launch window extends significantly outside normal opening hours.


Watch the Falcon 9 rocket launch from one of the following viewing locations:


ROCKET LAUNCH: February 5, 2023 | SpaceX Falcon 9 Amazonas-6

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North Lawn of Atlantis

Located left as Space Shuttle Atlantis® approaches

  • See the rocket once it crosses the treeline
  • Approximately 6.7 miles / 10.8 kilometers from the launch pad
  • The observation area opens at 3:30 p.m.
  • Included with admission to the Visitor Complex
  • Launch audio, video and communication comments available


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