AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker

The AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker has up to the minute information of the progress of upcoming rocket launches, and space related events with live updates and video where available. Covering all the major spaceports across the United States.


Telstar 19 VANTAGE headed to orbit atop SpaceX’s second ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket on July 22, 2018 at 1:50am EDT from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

Launch of Falcon 9 with payload Telstar 18 Vantage

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Launch of Telstar 18 Vantage on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-40
Launch scheduled for 24 Aug 18 at 0:00 GMT
Local time 23 Aug 18 at 8:00pm Eastern

A Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite into GTO from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Falcon 9 will use a new Block 5 first stage booster. We believe that the first stage booster will be recovered to a drone ship.

Telstar 18 VANTAGE will be the third satellite with high throughput capabilities in Telesat's global fleet and, like the others, will utilize a combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams in Ku-band to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. It will also provide extensive C-band coverage of Asia that reaches from India and Pakistan in the West all the way to Hawaii in the East, enabling direct connectivity from any point in Asia to the Americas.
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