SpaceX confirms Tuesday launch attempt
SpaceX has confirmed that it will attempt to launch a satellite into orbit for a fourth time on Tuesday, March 1st.
The launch window will open at 6:35 p.m. and close at 8:05 p.m. SpaceX said the shift gives them a better chance of avoiding upper-level winds.
“The slight shift in launch window… gives us a better chance of avoiding upper-level wind issues, which will remain a watch item. The window extends to 8:05 p.m.,” said Phil Larson, senior manager for communications at SpaceX.
The SES-9 satellite will provide video and data services for Asia, and seven more birds are due to be launched by the company to provide over 7,000 channels of entertainment to over a billion people on the continent.