SpaceX Falcon 9 Set To Launch Today With SES-10 Communications Satellite From KSC Pad 39A
By Space Coast Daily // March 30, 2017
launch window is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Thursday from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A carrying the SES-10 communications satellite for SES.
The launch window is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT. According to the 45th Space Wing, the is a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather to launch.
The SES 10 communications satellite, owned by SES of Luxembourg, will provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It will also cover Brazil and support offshore oil and gas exploration.
This is SpaceX’s first opportunity to prove that its rockets can really be reused as the Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff was recovered from a mission about a year ago.
SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 first stage on the autonomous spaceport drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You, in the Atlantic Ocean.
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