Own This Cover Commemorating Launch of Communications Satellites By Private Space Firm
This Colorano Silk Cover pays tribute to the March 10 2015, launch of the ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The postmark notes the location of teh SpaceX Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Thecommunications satellites were produced by Boeing Space Systems. They were the first satellites propelled by electrically powered spacecraft propulsion, which uses electromagnetic fields for propulsion. The Eutelsat was named for the location of its orbit at 115 degrees west longitude. The launch was the sixteenth by a Falcon 9 rocket and carried the heaviest payload up to that time.
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