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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of SES-8

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.

 

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