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Live show: SpaceX to send PSN 6 satellite, lunar landing in orbit

<! – SpaceX will launch its first Falcon 9 from the east coast in 2019. It will see three payloads being asked, including a commercially financed lunar lander. -> Derek Richardson February 21, 2019 SpaceX's Falcon 9 with PSN 6 satellite and Israeli Beresheet lunar lands encased inside stands at Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo Credit: SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX will launch its first Falcon 9 from the East Coast in 2019. It will see three payloads, including a commercially funded lunar lander. Liftoff is currently targeting 8:45 pm EST February 21 (01:45 UTC February 22) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window is 32 minutes long and the weather is expected to have an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions. The primary payload of the flight is the Nusantara Satu satellite, also known as PSN 6. It was built by SSL and is handled by the Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. The two secondary payloads include a small spacecraft for the US Air Force Research Lab as well as a four-legged landlord named Beresheet (Hebrew for "in the beginning"), who not only represents the first privately funded spacecraft to strive for Moon, but is also Israel's first spacecraft intended to land on the moon surface. SpaceFlight Insider is planning a live broadcast starting at 20:15 EST, about 30 minutes before termination. [embedded content] Tagged: Falcon 9 Lead Stories PSN-6 Spaceflight SpaceIL SpaceX Derek Richardson…

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SpaceX will launch its first Falcon 9 from the east coast in 2019. It will see three payloads being asked, including a commercially financed lunar lander.

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 with PSN 6 satellite and Israeli Beresheet lunar lands encased inside stands at Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo Credit: SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX will launch its first Falcon 9 from the East Coast in 2019. It will see three payloads, including a commercially funded lunar lander.

Liftoff is currently targeting 8:45 pm EST February 21 (01:45 UTC February 22) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window is 32 minutes long and the weather is expected to have an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions.

The primary payload of the flight is the Nusantara Satu satellite, also known as PSN 6. It was built by SSL and is handled by the Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. The two secondary payloads include a small spacecraft for the US Air Force Research Lab as well as a four-legged landlord named Beresheet (Hebrew for “in the beginning”), who not only represents the first privately funded spacecraft to strive for Moon, but is also Israel’s first spacecraft intended to land on the moon surface.

SpaceFlight Insider is planning a live broadcast starting at 20:15 EST, about 30 minutes before termination.

Tagged: Falcon 9 Lead Stories PSN-6 Spaceflight SpaceIL SpaceX

Derek Richardson

Derek Richardson graduated in mass media with an emphasis on modern journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. During Washburn, he was managing editor of Student Run Newspaper, Washburn Review. He also has a blog about the International Space Station, called Orbital Velocity. He met members of the SpaceFlight Insider team during the flight of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket with the MUOS-4 satellite. Richardson joined our team shortly thereafter.

His passion for space ignited when he saw the Space Shuttle Discovery launch in space on October 29, 1998. Today, this fervor has accelerated toward orbit and shows no signs of slowing down. After becoming mathematics and engineering courses in college, he soon showed that his true call communicated with others about space. Since joining SpaceFlight Insider in 2015, Richardson has worked to increase the quality of our content and eventually become our management editor. @TheSpaceWriter

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