SpaceX to Launch Twice From Cape Canaveral In August

By  //  August 3, 2014

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asiaSat 8 scheduled for August 5

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Falcon 9 rockets will launch two separate Asian communications satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 this month if all goes according to plan.

Falcon 9 rockets will launch two separate Asian communications satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 this month if all goes according to plan. AsiaSat 8 is scheduled for August 5 and AsiaSat 6 on August 25.  The launch window for AsiaSat 8 is currently 1:25 – 3:25 am. (Aerospace-Technology.com iamge)

Falcon 9 rockets will launch two separate Asian communications satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 this month if all goes according to plan. AsiaSat 8 is scheduled for August 5 and AsiaSat 6 on August 25. The launch window for AsiaSat 8 is currently 1:25 – 3:25 am. (Aerospace-Technology.com iamge)

AsiaSat 8 is scheduled for August 5, and AsiaSat 6 on August 25.

The launch window for AsiaSat 8 is currently 1:25 – 3:25 am.

Both are communications satellites that will support broadcasting, private networks, and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

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Hong Kong based ASIASAT Telecommunications Co. Ltd. owns the two spacecraft.

The Falcon 9 rocket has completed nine launches – with three sending its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station to deliver and return cargo. SpaceX boasts the distinction of being the first commercial company to visit the ISS.


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