Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9’s First Commercial Mission – SES-8

The second Falcon 9v1.1 rocket to launch, and the first from Cape Canaveral, launched today December 3rd 2013 at 22:41 UTC carrying the rockets first ever commercial satellite – SES-8. Liftoff occurred from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral and carried the 3.1 tonn satellite into orbit, the craft will be stationed at 95 degrees East and provide high definition broadcasting for India and South East Asia.

Launch was originally planned for November 25th but was scrubbed after three holds in the countdown, repairs were completed and all went well with today’s countdown.

Source: SpaceX

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