Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.INFO WIKI
JCSAT-16 is planned to be a communication satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT. The 8.5-kW satellite will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands and is equipped with switching for flexibility. JCSAT-16 will enhance SKY Perfect JSAT’s fleet capacity and strengthen the services provided to various regions.JCSAT is schedule for a life time of 15 years.
NET: August 14th 2016 - 05:26 UTCLaunch Window
Open: August 14th 2016 - 05:26 UTC
Close: August 14th 2016 - 07:26 UTC
Flight Proven: No
The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the ASDS, OCISLY, stationed of the east coast.