Thursday, May 26, 2016
SpaceX Plans Another Satellite Launch Today, For Thaicom
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, fresh off a successful mission to the ISS, is launching yet another payload into space today, with the launch of the THAICOM 8 mission. SpaceX is planning to to launch THAICOM 8, a commercial communications satellite for Thaicom into supersynchronous orbit tonight, at approximately 5:40 pm ET, from Cape Canaveral. The company has a backup launch date of May 27th, at approximately the same time, in case of any delays. In addition to the satellite delivery, SpaceX said it will again attempt a landing on its "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship. SpaceX will be streaming the launch live on its website.