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Launch of Falcon 9 with payload Thaicom-8

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Launch of Thaicom-8 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-40
Launch scheduled for 27 May 16 21:39:00 GMT
Local Time : 27 May 16 17:39:00 EDT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Thaicom-8 communications satellite for Thaicom PLC. The Falcon 9 rocket will once again be inserting the payload into a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). After separation of the first and second stages the first stage booster will be attempting a landing on the drone ship.

The Thaicom-8 satellite was built for the Thailand based communications company by Orbital ATK. The communications spacecraft has 24 transponders that will provide Ku-band services to Thailand, Africa, and India.

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