SpaceX is going to launch the ANASIS – II spacecraft which is going to be a history-making spacecraft. The Falcon 9 booster for the rocket is the same that was used for the NASA “Launch America” event which took astronauts to the ISS. SpaceX held off another batch of Starlink satellite launch today in order to launch the South Korean Military Satelite to the geostationary orbit on Tuesday. The launch will take place tomorrow and it will be another opportunity to show the power of Falcon 9.
The ANASIS-II launch will take-off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at around 5 PM EDT tomorrow on July 20, 2020. This is going to be the 90th flight of Falcon-9 spacecraft and is going to be the second use of their booster launch.
SpaceX launch tomorrow will use the Falcon-9
Recently NASA announced that the ISS astronauts will soon come back to Earth on August 2, 2020, after completing the CREW Demo-2 mission. ANASIS II is an Airbus-built communications satellite targeting a geostationary orbit about 22,000 miles above Earth. It is the first dedicated national security satellite for South Korea.
Targeting Monday, July 20 for Falcon 9 launch of ANASIS-II from SLC-40
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 18, 2020
Anasis-II is a South Korean military satellite that was initially set up to launch on July 14 But Space X revealed it was pressing back blast-off “to take a closer look at the second stage, swap hardware if needed” simply a day prior to launch Space X had likewise
Anasis-II and Project 425 will provide South Korea with secure communications and real-time intelligence to stay technologically dominant and be strategically prepared to counter their northern adversary to maintain stability on the peninsula.
The project will actually help bring out the military potential of South Korea and help set up the entire satellite race for the country. Let us know what you think of this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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