SpaceX to Launch Landmark Commercial Satellite Mission

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The private spaceflight company SpaceX is counting down to a critical commercial satellite launch in Florida Monday, and you can watch the launch attempt live online.

SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 rocket will blast off from a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:37 p.m. carrying the SES-8 satellite into orbit for the communications satellite company SES. The mission will mark several big firsts for SpaceX, including the company’s first launch of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, its first launch of a huge commercial satellite and its first flight to a high geostationary transfer orbit needed for commercial satellites. Read more…

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