– Last updated August 24, 2014 @ 10:00 p.m. EDT
- Mission: AsiaSat-6 for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co.
- Launch Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.1 Rocket
- Launch Site: Space Launch Complex-40 / Cape Canaveral, FL
AsiaSat-6, scheduled to launch on Wednesday, Aug. 27 @ 12:50 a.m. EDT (launch window extends to 4:05 a.m.), is based on Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform, and is designed to provide excellent power and wide C-band coverage over Asia, Australia, Central Asia and the Pacific islands. This new satellite will carry 28 high-powered C-band transponders, with a design life of 15 years. It will be positioned at the 120 degrees East orbital slot, with a global beam and a regional beam to offer enhanced power and look angles for video distribution and broadband network services in the region.
NOTE: SpaceX will NOT attempt a vertical soft-landing test of the rocket for this launch.
FOLLOW our LIVE LAUNCH TRACKER for regular AsiaSat-6 updates, and follow the countdown and launch LIVE via our live stream webcast on launch day.
2014 U.S. SPACE LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )
- Aug. 27 - SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / AsiaSat 6 / 12:50 a.m. EDT – 4:05 a.m. EDT
- Sep. 16 - ULA / Atlas-V / CLIO / Launch Window TBD
- Sep. 19 - SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA Space Station CRS-4 / 2:38 a.m. EDT
- Oct. 29 – ULA / Atlas-V / GPS IIF-8 / Launch Window TBD
- Dec. 1 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #5 / Launch Window TBD
- Dec. 4 – ULA / Delta-IV Heavy / NASA EFT-1 Mission / Launch Window 8:03 a.m. EDT
- TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 / CRS-6
- Dec. 11 – ULA / Atlas-V / Classified NROL-35 / Launch Window TBD
- Jan. 8, 2015 - ULA / Delta-II / NASA SMAP Mission / Launch Window 6:16 a.m. PST – 6:25 a.m. PST (delayed from Nov. 5, 2014)
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
- Oct. 21 - Orbital / Antares Cygnus ISS Resupply / ORB-3 / Launch Window TBD
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Russia
- Sep. 25 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 40S / Launch Window 4:24 p.m. EDT
- Nov. 23 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 41S / Launch Window TBD