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ECHOSTAR XXIII MISSION

After standing down due to high winds, SpaceX is now targeting Thursday, March 16th for the EchoStar XXIII launch. Due to high upper altitude winds, liftoff time has been adjusted to 2:00 am EDT, 6:00 am UTC. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

The EchoStar XXIII launch will liftoff from the historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to mission requirements.

A mission press kit is available here.