by Chris Tobias
When you’re an innovator in your industry, there’s no time for a summer vacation. Fresh off the success of its recent CRS-9 resupply mission to the International Space Station, and before Dragon even returns from that mission, SpaceX plans to launch again.
This Sunday, August 14, SpaceX will launch a Falcon9 rocket to deliver the JCSAT-16 satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The client for this launch is Japanese satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT. Once in orbit, the JCSAT-16 will act as a backup transmitter for the rest of the company’s satellite fleet. The launch, which will take place at SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral, is scheduled for the early morning hours, with a launch window set to open at 1:26AM, EST.