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SpaceX Launches JCSAT-16 Atop a Falcon 9

16 Aug 2016, 14:02 UTC
SpaceX Launches JCSAT-16 Atop a Falcon 9
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August 14, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL: At 1:26 AM, SpaceX launched a communications satellite for SKY Perfect. This satellite is the 16th in the JCSat constellation, making SKY Perfect leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region. A few minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 first stage successfully landed on the OCISLY Drone Ship 400 miles out to see in the Atlantic.
This is the #SpaceX #Falcon9 rocket seen lifting off at 1:26am on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in a successful launch of the #JCSAT16 satellite. Photo Credit: Michael Seeley for We Report Space.

This is the 26th launch of a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral and the 7th SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral in 2016. The launch occurred 27 days after the previous SpaceX launch. As for landings, since the first successful drone-ship landing on April 8, 2016, SpaceX has had 5 successful landings in 6 launches, for an 83% success rate. Four of those landings were at sea and one at the former SLC-14 at CCAFS.
Three representatives from SKY Perfect JSAT were on hand for the launch. Sky Perfect JSAT is the leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications to its customers. With a ...

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