Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) a long-time supplier of RF components including connectors and cable assemblies to Intelsat watched with great satisfaction and a bit of pride as the SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully roared into the skies last night… taking needed supplies and an Intelsat 35e communications satellite that was mounted in a protective nose cone at the top of the rocket!
Coaxicom’s customer service manager, Joe Bajger watched the rocket climb from outside his home in Stuart, Florida only an 1-1/2-hour away from the launch site. Joe states, “it was amazing to see the vapor trail from my front yard, and knowing Coaxicom may have had a small part in something so impressive and awe-inspiring”. “Working with Customers like Intelsat that accomplish such feats is really a perk and adds a layer of purpose to my job here at Coaxicom“.
After last-second delays Sunday and Monday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket finally roared to life and streaked away from the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday evening, boosting a high-power Intelsat communications satellite into orbit in the California rocket builder’s third flight in less than two weeks.
The launching capped a particularly intense few days for SpaceX, beginning with the successful recovery of a WATCH HEREthat splashed down early Sunday in the Pacific Ocean, bringing back more than 4,100 pounds of experiment samples and other equipment after a month-long visit to the International Space Station.
The Falcon 9 was cleared early Wednesday for a third launch try and this time around, it was clear sailing and the 229-foot-tall rocketed to life at 7:38 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) and climbed from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center atop 1.7 million pounds of thrust. (excerpts from https://www.cbsnews.com, last updated July 5, 2017 8:53 PM EDT).
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