Launch of ASIASAT 8 on SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX successfully launched their 11th Falcon 9 rocket today and 4th of 2014, at 08:00 UTC, August 5th 2014. This rocket carried the ASIASAT 8 television broadcasting satellite into orbit, ASIASAT 8 will be located at 101 degrees East and has 24 Ku and 1 Ka band transponder for transmission of direct to home television and internet connectivity for China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. This Falcon 9 v1.1 did not include landing legs as to maximize payload capacity for the customer. The next flight to attempt another propulsive landing will be flight 13 which will carry the next Dragon to the International Space Station.

Source: SpaceX

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