Sunday, September 9, 2018

Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite tonight

After more than a month away from spaceflight, SpaceX is back to launching rockets again with a new mission set for this evening from Florida. Late Sunday night, SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite into orbit from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, within a four-hour launch window that begins at 11:28 PM ET. The company will also attempt to land the rocket’s first stage on one of its drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tonight’s cargo is a Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite jointly operated by Canadian telecommunications company Telesat and Hong Kong’s APT Satellite Co., which will provide communications coverage over Asia. The satellite will be deployed around 32 minutes after the launch. Around 10...

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