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Fraser
2017-Jul-06, 09:00 PM
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The third time proved to be the charm as SpaceX kept up a torrid 2017 launch pace and successfully ignited another Falcon 9 rocket late Wednesday, July 5, from the Florida Space Coast and delivered a powerful and heavy weight commercial TV to orbit that will serve “tens of millions of customers globally,” Intelsat VP for Sales Kurt Riegel, told Universe Today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center press site.
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publiusr
2017-Jul-07, 10:33 PM
Now--I've heard it said that Falcon is capable of GTO--but not GEO

"The RP1 lines on the upperstage cannot handle the long coast required to get to GEO, they will freeze."

From the comment section here:
http://spacenews.com/air-force-ask-spacex-ula-to-bid-on-a-five-launch-contract/
https://disqus.com/home/discussion/spacenewsinc/air_force_ask_spacex_ula_to_bid_on_a_five_launch_c ontract/#comment-3403079588