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Launch of Falcon 9 with payload AsiaSat-6
Video courtesy of SpaceX
|Launch of AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-40|
Launch scheduled for 26 Aug 14 5:50:00 GMT
Local Time : 26 Aug 14 1:50:00 EDT
AsiaSat-6 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.