Galaxy-33 & Galaxy-34 (Falcon 9)
8 October 2022
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Intelsat G-33/G-34 mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:05 p.m. on 8 October 2022. After stage separation, the first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and 10 Starlink missions.

First stage booster separation.
The booster falls away while the second stage continues on into orbit.
The two fairing halves separate exposing the satellites to space.
The second stage heads to orbit while the two fairing halves and the first stage booster descend to the Atlantic Ocean below.
The Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 geosynchronous communications satellites will ensure high-performance media distribution capabilities and cable television services to Intelsat’s North American media customers. Image Credit: Artist's rendition of the Galaxy 33 & Galaxy 34 satellites in orbit/Intelsat
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