Falcon 9 v1.1 | Thaicom-6

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket as part of the Thaicom-6 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Jan 6th, 2014, 5:06 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Thaicom-6

Thaicom 6 is a planned Thai television satellite of the Thaicom series, to be operated by Thaicom Public Company Limited (formerly Shin Satellite Public Company Limited), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Thaicom 6 will be colocated with Thaicom 5 at 78.5 degrees East, ("Hot Bird" position), in Geostationary orbit. The total cost for the satellite is US$160 million. The launch is planned for January 3, 2014 by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Launched Thaicom 6.

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