Fractal, the satellite company behind the F9, F9-X and F9X-1 satellite launch vehicles, has announced a new F9 satellite launch.
The company says the new launch will take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on April 11.
The new launch marks the third time the company has launched a F9 spacecraft, after a launch in 2016 and an April 20, 2021, launch.
A satellite is launched from Vandenburg Air Force base in California.
The F9 is designed to provide a long-duration communications platform that will enable operators to deliver broadband Internet, mobile broadband, and television services to consumers and businesses across the globe.
Fractal says the F10 satellite will provide the first reliable, low-cost access to the Internet to a large swath of the globe, with a goal of enabling 1 billion people to get access to broadband services in a decade.
F9-F10 is an F9+ version of the F12 satellite, which is a more powerful satellite with an increased payload capacity.
The F10 is expected to deliver 10 gigabytes of data per launch, while the F11 version of F12 is expected, with 10.5 gigabytes per launch.
Forsyth Space Systems, a Virginia-based company that builds and operates space-based telecommunications infrastructure, has designed and built a series of satellite launch systems in support of the military.
F9 and F10 will be used for both the U.S. Air Force and Navy.