SpaceX Targeting Feb 24th For Next Launch

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, the Los Angeles area rocket launch company, looks to be targeting its next launch for February 24th, according to client SES. SES--which operates a fleet of telecommunications satellites--said it is hoping to launch its SES-9 telecommunications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon on February 24th, after delays to the SpaceX launch schedule last year due to a launch failure. The new satellite is being built locally in El Segundo at Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, which is just down the road from SpaceX. The SES satellite is being used for broadcasting in Northeast Asia, South Asia & Indonesia, plus for maritime communications in the Indian Ocean.