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  • Acceleration: Launch of AsiaSat 6 marks uptick in SpaceX launches

    Jason RhianSeptember 7th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Asia Satellite Communications (AsiaSat), a Hong Kong-based company, saw its AsiaSat 6 communications satellite take to the early-morning skies atop SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. Liftoff took place at ten minutes into the three hour and 14-minute long launch window clearing the pad just after 1:00 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) on Aug. 27. […]

  • AsiaSat 6 poised to launch atop Falcon 9 rocket this weekend

    SpaceFlight InsiderSeptember 6th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Space Exploration Technologies or “SpaceX” has confirmed that their next attempt to launch AsiaSat 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida will be no earlier than Sunday, Sept. 7. The communications satellite will provide video broadcasts and data services to China and Southeast Asia over […]

  • SpaceX targeting Sept. 6 launch for AsiaSat 6

    Jason RhianSeptember 3rd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – According to, the United States Air Force’s 45th Space Wing has approved a target date of Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) for a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 with its cargo of the AsiaSat 6 telecommunications spacecraft. This new launch date comes off of […]

  • SpaceX AsiaSat 6 launch scrubbed – UPDATE

    Rae Botsford EndAugust 26th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Tonight’s planned launch of the AsiaSat 6 satellite by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has been scrubbed, with no new launch date provided. SpaceX has since issued a statement that the Aug. 22 accident, which saw the loss of a Falcon 9 Reusable test article, was not the cause for this delay.

  • Launch of Falcon 9 with AsiaSat 6 slips to Aug. 27

    Jason RhianAugust 24th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has opted to delay the launch of the commercial AsiaSat 6 by 24 hours. Liftoff is now scheduled to take place no-earlier-than Aug. 27 at 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 located in Florida. SpaceX has cited the […]