Eutelsat 36D

Launch Time
Sat Mar 30, 2024 21:52 UTC

Fastest turnaround of droneship JRTI to date, at 6 days and around 19 hours, beating its previous record by about a day.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Image Credit: SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m


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Flight #12
30 day turnaround
300th Falcon recovery attempt
287th successful Falcon recovery
34th consecutive successful Falcon recovery
215th consecutive successful Falcon landing

Mission Details

Eutelsat 36D

Eutelsat 36D is a planned new generation multi-mission geostationary telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat, replacing and enhance capacity at 36° East, a key orbital slot for Eutelsat for TV broadcasting (DTH) and government services over Africa, Russia, and Europe.

It is based on the Airbus Eurostar-Neo platform, with electric power generation capability of 18 kW, EOR (Electric Orbit Raising) capability, and a launch mass of 5 tons.

With 70 Ku-band transponders over five downlink beams and a steerable antenna, Eutelsat 36D provides flexibility and performance optimisation to deliver service in Africa, Russia and Europe for an operational lifetime of more than 15 years.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 5,000.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA



60th orbital launch attempt


330th mission
30th mission of 2024
324th successful mission
296th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

316th mission
30th mission of 2024
313th successful mission
287th consecutive successful mission