SPACEX FALCON 9 LAUNCHES ASIASAT 6 SATELLITE

November 8, 2015 – 04:25 pm

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, SpaceX successfully launched the AsiaSat 6 satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 1:00 a.m. EDT from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Approximately 32 minutes after launch, AsiaSat 6 deployed successfully, and AsiaSat established contact with the satellite shortly thereafter.

This marks the twelfth successful flight in a row for Falcon 9, and the second of two successful missions for AsiaSat this summer.

Below is a mission summary in pictures.On Saturday, September 6, Falcon 9 was raised vertically on the launch pad in preparation for Sunday’s early morning launch.At 1:00am EDT on Sunday, September 7, Falcon 9 lifted off.At liftoff, Falcon 9 puts out 1.3 million pounds of thrust, rising to 1.5 million pounds as the vehicle climbs out of Earth’s atmosphere.

Prior to launch,  Falcon 9’s two stages,  the fairing,  and AsiaSat 6 were processed in SpaceX’s hangar at Cape Canaveral.

Source: www.spacex.com

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