Category: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Event Format: Rocket Launch
Date: December 3, 2014
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL US
Launch Time: 2241 GMT (5:42 pm EST)
Launch Window: 2241- 0007 GMT (5:42 - 7:07 pm EST)
The SES-8 mission will launch the SES-8 commercial telecommunications satellite, an Orbital Sciences GEOStar-2 spacecraft. This hybrid Ku- and Ka-band spacecraft weighs 3,138 kg (6,918 lbs) at launch. This mission will be the first Falcon 9 launch to a geosynchronous transfer orbit, delivering the satellite to a 295 x 80,000 km orbit at 20.75 degrees inclination.
Watch Live: Tune it at approximately 2215 GMT (5:15 pm EST) to SpaceRef to watch the live launch.
Web Site Address: http://spacex.com