SpaceX delivers South Korea’s first military satellite into on-target orbit

by | Jul 22, 2020 | Daily Space, Rockets, SpaceX | 0 comments

SpaceX delivers South Korea’s first military satellite into on-target orbit
IMAGE CREDIT: SpaceX

On July 20, 2020, at 9:30 PM (UTC) SpaceX launched the ANASIS-II for South Korea from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

ANASIS-II — which stands for Army/Navy/Air Force Satellite Information System Two — is South Korea’s first dedicated military communications satellite. 

Not much else is known about it because it’s a SUUUUUPER SECRET military mission.

Good news, though: SpaceX pulled off a hat trick. The Falcon 9’s landing was successful and both fairing halves were caught! This is the first time both fairing halves have been caught.

More Information

SpaceX press release 

The Korea Times article 

SpaceFlight Now article 

ANASIS 2 (Gunter’s Space Page)

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