SPACEX ASIASAT 8 MISSION PATCH

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SPACEX ASIASAT 8 MISSION PATCH

AsiaSat 8 is a Hong Kong geostationary communications satellite which is operated by the Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 5th, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, carrying the AsiaSat 8 satellite for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat). The rocket lifted off at 4:00am EDT and delivered AsiaSat 8 to its target 185 x 35786 km geosynchronous transfer orbit at 24.3 degrees.

This marks the eleventh successful flight in a row for Falcon 9, and will be followed shortly by launch of AsiaSat 6 later this month.