According to the latest forecast from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron, there is an 80% chance of favorable weather for launch.
Attempted Landing On Drone Ship
Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 Block 5 will attempt a landing on an autonomous drone ship Just Read The Instructions in the Atlantic Ocean.
Once in orbit, SIRIUSXM will use the SXM-7 satellite to ensure continuous and reliable delivery of SiriusXM’s entertainment and data services to tens of millions of subscribers across North America.
SXM-7 weighs almost 7,000 kg and will be carried to geostationary orbit.
The satellite is built on Maxar’s 1300-CLASS PLATFORM and is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer.
Once in orbit, the satellite will deploy a large unfurlable antenna reflector, which will enable broadcasts to mobile radios, such as those in moving vehicles.