SpaceX JCSAT-14 Mission Will Be Webcast Online At 1:21am ET

Posted: May 4 2016, 4:12am CDT | by , Updated: May 4 2016, 4:15am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 
SpaceX JCSAT-14 Mission Will be Webcast Online at 1:21am ET

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SpaceX has released the Youtube webcast for tomorrow's JCSAT-14 mission. The Webcast will begin at 1:21am ET, which is the proposed launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. I assume the webcast will begin before the take off.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will deliver JCSAT-14, a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

SKY Perfect JSAT is a satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications to its customers using its fleet of 15 satellites.

Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt an experimental landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship again. Given this mission’s GTO destination, the first-stage will be subject to extreme velocities and re-entry heating, making a successful landing unlikely says SpaceX.

SpaceX has for the first time successfully landed a Falcon 9 stage 1 on a drone ship in early April.

To get excited for the next SpaceX Falcon 9 mission, watch the 360 view video of the drone ship landing of the first stage from last month. Looks easy, but it is an incredible achievement considering the forces and sizes at play.

You can tune into the May 5 SpaceX webcast below.

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