Livestream: Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch EchoStar XXIII Satellite.
If you're willing to stay up late, you can watch SpaceX (http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/echostarxxiiifinal.pdf) launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida during the early hours on Tuesday on a live stream.
The rocket will send into orbit the EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. The satellite is programmed to service television stations in Brazil.
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-news-falcon-9-rockets-will-launch-every-two-three-weeks-new-florida-location-2488141) SpaceX News: Falcon 9 Rockets Will Launch Every Two To Three Weeks At New Florida Location
If all goes well, the rocket will take off from NASA's Launch Complex 39A, the historic launchpad used for the Apollo 11 mission. The two and a half hour launch window opens Tuesday at 1:34 a.m. EST. The satellite will be deployed 34 minutes after liftoff.
If the mission is cancelled, SpaceX will move the launch window to Thursday at 1:35 a.m. EST. The weather for Tuesday is not great, with thick clouds over the spaceport area labeled as the primary weather concern for the mission by the (http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-0%20Forecast%2014%20Mar%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-03-13-083052-670) Patrick Air Force Base .
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-tests-falcon-rocket-schedules-new-nasa-satellite-launch-video-2506476) SpaceX Tests Falcon Rocket, Schedules New NASA Satellite Launch [VIDEO]
SpaceX recently completed a static test fire of the rocket on March 9.
Tuesday's launch will be SpaceX's second from LC-39A, following the (http://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-live-stream-watch-falcon-9s-first-launch-kennedy-space-center-international-2493762) Falcon 9 rocket that launched the Dragon spacecraft last month, which delivered NASA cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). For the EchoStar XXIII mission, SpaceX will not land the Falcon 9 after liftoff.
How To Watch The Falcon 9 EchoStar XXIII Launch Live
SpaceX will (http://www.spacex.com/webcast) stream a live webcast for those who want to stay up to watch the launch. The streaming will begin 20 minutes before liftoff.
You can also watch the SpaceX live stream here:
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Mar 13, 2017|
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