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News Archive / Tagged: JCSAT-16

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage arrives in Port Canaveral

    Jim SharkeyAugust 20th, 2016

    The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that successfully launched the Japanese JCSAT-16 satellite into orbit on Aug. 14 was brought into Port Canaveral on Wednesday, Aug. 18 aboard the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You.

  • SpaceX launches JCSAT-16, lands Falcon 9 first stage

    Derek RichardsonAugust 14th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Night briefly turned into day as SpaceX’s Falcon 9, carrying the Japanese JCSAT-16 satellite, leapt off the pad for the black of space. The launch took place at 1:26 a.m. EDT (05:26 GMT) Aug. 14 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida.

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of SpaceX Falcon 9 with JCSAT-16

    Jason RhianAugust 13th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 FT rocket with the Japanese JCSAT-16 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral's SLC-40 in Florida at 1:26 a.m. EDT (05:26 GMT) on Sunday, August 14, 2016. SFI Live brings you directly to Cape Canaveral with our exclusive live webcast. Our show will begin at 1 a.m. EDT (05:00 GMT).

  • SpaceX’s rate of launch set to accelerate with launch of JCSAT-16

    Jason RhianAugust 12th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With the year more than half over, SpaceX is ramping up launch operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida. Not one but two launches are planned between now and Sept. 3. While not as exciting as a mission to the International Space Station, these commercial flights are helping SpaceX demonstrate it can rapidly send payloads into orbit.