TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat (Falcon 9)
27 April 2015
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the TurkmenAlem52E communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan at 7:03 p.m. on 27 April 2015 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The satellite will be using a geosynchronous orbit slot designated for the government of Monaco, hence the added nickname of "MonacoSat". Conditions were extremely cloudy with the rocket disappearing into the clouds shortly after liftoff.
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