Launch Date: August 24 Launch time: 1850 GMT (2:50 p.m. EDT; 11:50 a.m. PDT) Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Formosat 5 Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO). The Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will return to landing on a platform downrange in the Pacific Ocean. Delayed from July. [July 17] Details on the satellite: FORMOSAT-5 - Wikipedia FORMOSAT 5 This is a lightweight satellite at a little over 1000 pounds. So there will be plenty of extra fuel. We will find out if there will be a west coast RTLS for this mission. The pad is there at Vandenberg. It all comes down to permits at this point. If it doesn't RTLS it should be an easy ASDS landing on JRTI.