SpaceX to launch ORBCOMM OG2 mission Friday

June 20, 2014

Planned Falcon 9 ORBCOMM OG2 launch (credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX is targeted to launch the first satellite in the ORBCOMM OG2 mission on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 6:08pm ET, with a back-up date of Saturday, June 21.

The launch from from Cape Canaveral will be webcast live beginning at 5:35 pm ET.

In this flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver six next-generation OG2 satellites to an elliptical 750 x 615 km low-Earth orbit. The OG2 satellites are commercial telecommunications satellites.

ORBCOMM offers global satellite and cellular services the M2M (machine-to-machine) industry, designed to track, monitor and control a variety of powered and unpowered assets in key vertical markets such as transportation and logistics, heavy equipment, oil and gas, maritime, and government.

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