SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch From Cape Canaveral Scrubbed, Rescheduled For Thursday At 6:46 p.m.
By Space Coast Daily // February 24, 2016
90-minute launch window
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.
BREVARD COUNTY – CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Wednesday’s launch attempt was scrubbed and rescheduled for Thursday at 6:46 p.m. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 aims to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 24 hours.
Launched was scrubbed due to high winds.
The approximately 90-minute launch window opens at 6:46:14 p.m. ET. The satellite will be deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff.
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.
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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