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News Archive / Tagged: Thaicom 8

  • Gateway exhibit set to open spring 2022 at KSC Visitor Complex

    Cullen DesforgesDecember 8th, 2021

    The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is preparing to open what will be its first free-standing exhibit building since opening the Atlantis exhibit in 2013.

  • SpaceX hangar hosts four recovered Falcon 9 boosters

    Larry KlaesJune 8th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A recent SpaceX photo showed four of the company's recovered Falcon 9 first stage cores inside the company's Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at KSC's Launch Complex 39A. The image comes at a time when representatives with SpaceX have revealed when they might attempt to re-fly one of the stages.

  • Photo Gallery: SpaceX Launches Thaicom 8

    Mike DeepMay 28th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched the Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite atop a “Full Thrust” Falcon 9 on Friday, May 27. Spaceflight Insider was on-site to capture photos of the Falcon 9 from both the press viewing site and from the launch pad itself using our fleet of remote cameras. Click any image to […]

  • SpaceX launches Thaicom 8, lands Falcon 9 first stage

    Derek RichardsonMay 27th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket soared into a near-perfect sky on May 27 at Cape Canaveral, lofting with it the Thaicom 8 communications satellite. Less than 10 minutes later, the first stage of the booster landed downrange on a drone ship—the third successful sea landing and fourth overall.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scrubbed due to ‘tiny glitch’

    Derek RichardsonMay 26th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX scrubbed the launch of Thaicom 8 atop a Falcon 9 rocket today, May 27, due to what the company founder, Elon Musk, called a "tiny glitch". The company will try again tomorrow (Friday) at the same time—5:40 p.m. EDT (21:40 GMT).

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of SpaceX ‘Full Thrust’ Falcon 9 with Thaicom 8

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is preparing to launch a "Full Thrust" rocket from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The payload for this flight will be the Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite produced by Orbital ATK. SFI's live webcast will begin at 5:10 p.m. EDT.

  • SpaceX eyeing Thursday afternoon launch, landing of Falcon 9 with Thaicom 8

    Jason RhianMay 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The rate of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., (SpaceX) launches is set to accelerate with the planned flight of one of the NewSpace firm's Falcon 9 rockets on Thursday, May 26. The Hawthorne, California-based company has one hour and 40 minutes in which to get the rocket and its precious cargo off the pad – and into the sky.

  • Thaicom 8 communications satellite delivered to Cape Canaveral

    Larry KlaesMay 4th, 2016

    Thaicom PLC is now one step closer to strengthening their space-based broadcast and data services for customers throughout the Eastern Hemisphere with the arrival of the company's latest commercial communications satellite, Thaicom 8 – scheduled for launch sometime in June atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.