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Falcon 9 -- JCSAT-14 launch

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by ggr, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29, M3P 80k

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    The next SpaceX launch, is currently scheduled for May 3rd, with a two hour window starting at 01:22 EDT. That's late Monday night for me :). It will launch from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral.

    JCSAT-14 is a Clarke (geosynchronous) communications satellite to cover the east Asian area, for a Japanese company. Being a GEO launch, recovering the booster might be difficult. I am unable to find anything that tells me for sure whether they're going to try or not. My guess is that they will try a recovery at sea, keep trying to learn more.

    This is the launch @Grendal referred to in the other thread about CRS-8; since that mission is still going I thought it better to create a new thread.
  2. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Is anyone planning to go to this launch? I know it's super early in the morning on a weekday, but the weather's supposed to be great.
  3. 808?

    808? Member

    Oct 1, 2015
    Hong Kong
    In the post launch/landing press conference from CRS-8 two weeks ago, Elon mentioned in the Q&A session that the next two recovery attempts would be at sea, with the 3rd recovery being on land.

  4. bxr140

    bxr140 Active Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Bay Area
    We're having a launch event in Palo Alto. :D

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