SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Successful From Cape After Hold

By  //  August 5, 2014

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ASIASAT 8 LIFTS OFF AT 4:11 A.M.

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A Falcon 9 rocket launched the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite, which will support broadcasting, private networks, and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The next Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the AsiaSat 6 on August 25 from Space Launch Complex 40. (SpaceX image)

UPDATE: August 5, 2014, 4:11 a.m.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully in the early morning hours of Tuesday at 4:11 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 after after aborting a launch attempt at 1:25 a.m. due to technical issues.

The Falcon 9 rocket launched the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite, which will support broadcasting, private networks, and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The next Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the AsiaSat 6 on August 25 from Space Launch Complex 40.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Set For 1:25 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch in the early morning hours of Tuesday at 1:25 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40. 

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)

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

The AsiaSat 8 communications satellite will support broadcasting, private networks, and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

A Falcon 9 rockets is also scheduled to launch the AsiaSat 6 on August 25 from Space Launch Complex 40 if all goes according to plan.

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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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