SpaceX launched a satellite from Cape Canaveral Tuesday night designed to increase internet connectivity to Africa.
Falcon 9 is the rocket carrying the satellite.
The satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for the AMOS-17 mission previously supported the Telstar-19 VANTAGE mission in July 2018 and the Es’hail-2 mission in November 2018.
Spacecom says AMOS-17 operated from 17° East and expanded and strengthened Spacecom's coverage of the growing satellite service markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. AMOS-17 offered Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services.
AMOS-17 is supposed to enhance our capabilities as a growing and customer focused satellite operator.