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Flight timeline for Falcon 9’s launch of SES 9 | Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday evening, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the SES 9 television broadcast satellite into orbit 31 minutes later.

The 229-foot-tall rocket is poised for launch from Complex 40 at 6:46:14 p.m. EST (2346:14 GMT) Wednesday at the opening of a 97-minute launch window.

Perched atop the rocket is the SES 9 communications satellite, a 12,612-pound (5,721-kilogram) spacecraft made by Boeing, ready to beam television programming, data services and mobile connectivity to homes, businesses, ships and airplanes in the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean region.

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