[Update May 27th] The mission was a complete success and the Falcon 9 not only delivered the satellite but also landed at sea.

Here’s a Twitter timeline of the events:

[Update May 26th (23:49)] SpaceX has delayed the launch, they expect to retry tomorrow.

[Original Story] Tonight SpaceX will be launching its fifth rocket of the year, this will come as part of the mission to use the Falcon 9 to deliver the THAICOM-8 telecommunications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit.

This basically means that they will be parking the satellite in a spot that is more than 20,000 miles from Earth.

This would be okay for a normal rocket, however, as SpaceX do wish to attempt a landing once again, this could cause problems after the satellite has been parked into its new spot, which is due to the extra fuel that the Falcon 9 will need in order to get it into space initially, leaving only small returns for the rockets return, and landing on the autonomous ship.

That said, it’s still very possible for SpaceX to land this rocket tonight, as they have already landed two rockets at sea, and only one that has reached these orbits.

You can watch the action live below.

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