SpaceX Successfully Launches Thaicom 8 Into Space

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another spacecraft into space, with a mission to launch a satellite payload for Thaicom into orbit on Friday. The company's Falcon 9 launched at 5:39pm ET from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was expecting to attempt another landing of Falcon 9's first stage on its landing barge. The satellite being launched by SpaceX was built to Orbital ATK as an addition to Thaicom's existing satellite constellation, and will be launching into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) via the Falcon 9.