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GovSat-1 successfully launched!

Published Wednesday January 31 2018

GovSat-1 successfully launched!

On January 31, 2018 at 4:25pm EST, the first Luxembourg satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Guillaume and Crown Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg; H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister; and H.E. Mr. Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy and Minister of Defense.

GovSat-1 is a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg Government and SES, the Luxembourg-based world leading satellite operator.

 

VIDEO (Credit: SpaceX):

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/31/video-replay-of-the-launch-of-govsat-1-aboard-a-falcon-9-rocket/

 

Media coverage:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-launches-falcon-9-rocket-carrying-satellite-for-luxembourg/

https://luxtimes.lu/luxembourg/32669-govsat-s-first-satellite-launches

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