SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Set For Today At 6:35 p.m. From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // March 4, 2016
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 – SpaceX Falcon 9 has targeted the next launch for Friday at 6:35 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
This will be the fifth attempt over the past week and a half.
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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