SPACEX F9 JCSAT-16 MISSION PATCH
JCSAT-16 Mission Mission Overview SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver JCSAT-16, a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SKY Perfect JSAT is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications to its customers using its fleet of 16 satellites. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully launched JCSAT-14 in May. SpaceX is targeting launch of JCSAT-16 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on August 14 with a backup date of August 15. The approximately two hour launch window opens on August 14 at 1:26 am ET, 5:26am UTC. A backup launch window on August 15 opens at the same time. The satellite will be deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt a secondary-mission objective of landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship that will be on station in the Atlantic Ocean. Given this mission’s GTO destination, the first-stage will be subject to extreme velocities and re-entry heating, making a successful landing challenging.