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JCSAT-14 Mission in Photos

On May 5, 2016, Falcon 9 launched the JCSAT-14 commercial communications satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit and landed the first-stage of the rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. To watch the archived webcast of the mission, click here

Falcon 9 vertical at the pad in advance of the JCSAT-14 mission for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

 

Liftoff of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying the JCSAT-14 satellite to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

 

Nine Merlin engines on the Falcon 9 first stage fire simultaneously as Falcon 9 lifts off carrying the JCSAT-14 satellite to orbit.

 

Long exposure image of the Falcon 9 rocket during its ascent from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 

Screen shot of the Falcon 9 first stage landing on SpaceX's Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

JCSAT-14 satellite following successful deployment to its targeted geosynchronous transfer orbit.