SpaceX delays launch of Hispasat Amazonas Nexus

Feb. 5 (UPI) — SpaceX will delay the launch of the Hispasat Amazonas Nexus mission until Monday at 5:32 pm EST after adverse weather delayed its scheduled launch for Sunday.

The launch was scheduled for Sunday at 5:32 pm EST from the Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was initially delayed by two hours as conditions were 30% favorable for launch. SpaceX said. It was delayed another two hours, scheduled for 9:32 pm EST, before being canceled for the entire day.

Cancellation of today’s Falcon 9 launch @Hispasat Mission Amazonas Nexus due to inclement weather launch and recovery; latest weather forecast for tomorrow’s launch opportunity is 90% favorable for launch →— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 5, 2023

“Cancellation of today’s launch of the Falcon 9 @Hispasat Amazonas Nexus mission due to adverse weather conditions for launch and recovery; latest weather forecast for tomorrow’s launch opportunity is 90% favorable for launch.” – SpaceX. tweeted.

Hispasat Amazonas Nexus is a commercial communications satellite to be launched into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. first stage booster to be used has been launched for five previous missions, including three Starlink launches.

The satellite will provide coverage for North America, the North and South Atlantic corridors, and Greenland. Hispasatcommunications company based in Spain.

“Amazonas Nexus marks the start of a new generation of satellites in the HISPASAT fleet with an innovative architecture that also supports Ka-band bandwidth to optimize communications between the gateways and the satellite, thus multiplying the total onboard capacity available for commercial use. thus greatly improving the unit cost of capacity compared to conventional satellites,” the company said.

The main feature of the Amazonas Nexus is the digital transparent processor, which HIspasat calls a “technological breakthrough”. This technology will allow operators in orbit to customize the data output for different clients throughout the coverage area.

A Live Stream launch will begin 15 minutes before launch.

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