SpaceX Scrubs Falcon 9 Launch For Fourth Time, Next Attempt Set For Friday

By  //  March 1, 2016

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To Launch From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

ABOVE VIDEO LIVESTREAM: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver SES-9, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit. SES is a world-leading satellite operator that provides satellite-enabled communications services to broadcasters, Internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, and business and governmental organizations worldwide using its fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites.

UPDATE: SpaceX scrubbed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket for the fourth time on Tuesday afternoon due to extreme high altitude wind shear.

The next attempt scheduled for Friday, SpaceX has not announce the time yet.

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BREVARD COUNTY – CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX Falcon 9 has targeted the next launch for today at 6:35 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 

This will be the fourth attempt in the past week.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry the SES-9 Communications Satellite, part of a satellite fleet that will expand the capability to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting and mobile communications in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Asia and Northeast Asia.

The satellite will be co-located with SES-7 and assist DTH operators with their transition to HD and Ultra HD content.

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SES-9 will reach remote areas on land and over the Indian Ocean with high speed broadband services and powerful wide-beam coverage.

The launch will be coupled with a first stage landing attempt on SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship.

ABOVE VIDEO:  The very first Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed at Landing Zone 1, formally Launch Complex 13, of Cape Canaveral after launching as part of the OG-2 return to flight mission from Space Launch Complex 40 just 10 minutes before landing.

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