In the image above, the Falcon 9 v1.1 waits on the pad in advance of today's launch that will deploy Thailand’s Thaicom 6 satellite.

Today’s mission marks the eighth flight of the Falcon 9 and the third flight of the v1.1 configuration and the thirteenth launch overall for SpaceX.

The 122-minute launch window at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-40 opens at 17:06 Eastern Time (22:06 UTC).


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