JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission

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SpaceX is targeting Monday, December 16 for launch of JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch window opens at 7:10 p.m EST, or 00:10 UTC on December 17, and closes at 8:38 p.m. EST, 01:38 UTC on December 17. A backup launch window is available on Tuesday, December 17 that opens at 7:10 p.m EST, or 00:10 UTC on December 18, and closes at 8:38 p.m. EST, 01:38 UTC on December 18. The satellite will be deployed at approximately 33 minutes after liftoff.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the JCSAT-18/Kacific1 mission previously supported the CRS-17 mission in May 2019 and the CRS-18 mission in July 2019. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 45 minutes after liftoff, SpaceX’s two fairing recovery vessels, “Ms. Tree” and “Ms. Chief,” will attempt to recover the two fairing halves.

Comments: 100
  1. Learn Piano Web.com

    Mr. Musk, just a peon here with an imaginative dreamy idea. But I love watching everything that you do and am always thinking how to better humanity as well. Why not have high capacity outfitted “drones” help steer, nudge or guide your rockets on return. Such complicated thrusting algorithms on returning rockets could easily be ensured a 100% stability return with large “SpaceX engineered” guiding drones/quad copters stabilizing the rocket during the low/near descent. Just curious! Love the Nikola in you that’s competing with the current Edison! And I’m still curious on why you once changed your twitter profile to Jung…Carl Jung and his other domain of reality is what makes many of us think what Newton’s other, secretive side was aiming at!

  2. DOUGLAS MCCLURG

    Amazing every time!!!!

  3. carlosrrs12

    40:22 SES-2 41:15 SECO-2 46:00 Deploy

  4. SBCand

    Now rural SEA can watch cat videos in 8k. Sweet!

  5. Brick Fort

    52:50 do do do dodo do dooooo

  6. Thomas Th

    Just beautiful. The Merlin engine’s fired. And the landing of the first stage was awesome.

  7. Öfkeyle Hareket et :b

    Nasa:We cant landing booster
    SpaceX:Hold my ….
    Elon:lol

  8. Bear Lemley

    Really great Spacex. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share this with us. It is appreciated very much.

  9. K Jain

    12:58 thank me later

  10. Satan Girl

    I’m so proud of this company

  11. StarkosGuy

    33:27 track name?

  12. My Luminaire

    Man, that woman is like a dream… ♡

  13. Pronto

    Was that Camina Drummer at 9:02?

  14. Space.Coast.Beach.Bum

    Phenomenal! Bravo! Go SpaceX!

  15. Spencer Fova

    just really love the tour space X

  16. ChFF Anon

    ©1P_JAN-17-12-19

  17. 5k Subscribers with 2 videos

    The real life “Tony Stark” *Elon Musk*

  18. OutOfThisVan

    These things always amaze me.

  19. Jeff Spencer

    Missed it live due to being in Europe. Great to wake up and watch a successful mission, with drone ship landing. Congratulations!

  20. erauehs07

    I love how SpaceX keeps the 90s style intro video before every stream.

  21. Myles Welch

    That was amazing!

  22. Nathan Higa

    Merry Christmas SpaceX!

  23. Knawlege

    #4 on trending what!!

  24. PuGGY

    I need to comeback here after that Boeing failed mission

  25. dyrectory com

    Congratulations SpaceX Team! ⚡️ 👏🏻 🌟

  26. noor omar

    (( ما لَكُم لا تَرجُونَ للهِ وَقارًا ))
    [ نُوح]
    صَدَقَ اللهُ العظيم .💕

  27. zucxys xx

    I wish I was into this stuff when I was younger, I’m about 20 now and I’m just getting into all this

  28. Kwich Zwellbreck

    I watch every rocket start and loving SpceX´s launches most because of great coverage. I know exactly what will happen, what to expect and if I am late I even know that they launched successfully (dont watch failures dont like that).
    Still I sit everytime with excitement, joy and bewilderment and with supressing tears of happiness when the rocket starts successfully.
    I am admitting I am a space geek =)

  29. luchmansky

    live booster landing. the camera still online. great. 21:20

  30. ATÔMICO

    Petition to space x rescue opportunity

  31. Ashiqul Habib

    46:20

  32. LoganTheMeme

    Hey fellow newcomers

  33. Guy GAMING

    OOF, I slept when it happened.

  34. Anthony KirK

    Finally back to having a good view of the drone ship landing. Great Job!!!

  35. Christopher Phoros

    At T: 33:15 and 33:23, OVNI

  36. Sklawz Einstein

    47 landings ! 👌 A-Freaking-mazing 👍
    I love you guys. Say Hi to Kate and Amanda And Merry Christmas! Happy New Year Elon and family and everyone @ SpaceX! ◇♧♤♡

  37. Polimax 258

    Live (your life) long and prosper 🖖

  38. Sky_stider223

    34:12
    So every minute that rocket is closing a distance of 150-200 miles? Lol

  39. Nig Ward

    “Press E to search astroid”

  40. Polimax 258

    Live (your life) long and prosper🖖

  41. Kevin Glinnon

    Thank you for allowing me to see an amazing feat!

  42. OneCupOfCoffee204

    Of course, I still love you, my darling.

  43. echalone

    That J-Sat presentation was a bit creepy though xD

  44. NPC 69541

    When you need a package delivered to space, and you need it there yesterday. SpaceX

  45. Armstrong Tracker Channel.

    Yeah,, 710 rip :()>~~

  46. Robert Klauco

    How do you know Space X is getting great at its mission? Even technical media no longer bother to inform about successful booster landing :)
    Congrats to the whole team!

  47. Mark Grant

    Those landings are amazing. I’ve visited the one on display at Space X in Hawthorne. These things are truly massive, which makes these even more amazing.

  48. Polimax 258

    SpaceX is so amazing!

  49. dramares

    10:48 Very Cool Footage

  50. J R

    21:50 Imagine someone seeing this while at sea

  51. Franklin Clinton

    Today, Space. Tomorrow, Mars.

  52. Steve's Unclaimed Money Quest

    I watch SpaceX launches from my house I missed this one though.

  53. Idan Shoval

    When do we get commercial flights to the moon

  54. 496 elcamino

    Just here for Kate’ s hair😘

  55. the one #1

    Wow, the thumbnail really messed with my mind

  56. Abdul Rehman

    And of course I still love you 😂😂😂😂

  57. Shiloh Schwartz

    Holy shit they actually made rockets from kerbal space program real

  58. Saikhanaa Z

    Elon, love you 3000!

  59. الكوابيس الثالثه

    I have a question about the theory of woven universes the theory of the interconnected universes in the fabric of the universe
    It is the theory of the Swedish physicist Max Tegmark
    It is a theory that talks about universes woven together but separate in the case of time only, meaning they have a different time
    Max Tegmark theory predicts an infinite universe that is infinite
    So I ask you this question, is our universe infinite?
    Is there any scientific evidence for the validity of the theory of woven universes?
    We hope that the space team will seek scientific evidence to support the theory of woven universes
    We hope that you will communicate this question and suggestion to the Space Research Team

  60. Arlene Graham

    Is that a Mouse at 17:46?

  61. Adriano Dantas

    17:45 is there a rat walking on board?

  62. Bard

    8:56 it’s Cromartie!

  63. Chris Weston

    Damn, those landings never get old!! 🤘

  64. ACE Explicit8

    I watched this one outside my house

  65. Alecyang

    12:54 liftoff
    21:20 landing

  66. Aaron Powell

    I’m so happy that I got to see this live in person at Port Canaveral Florida… Amazing 🤯

  67. Aiden McKnight

    19:21 this guy said 3 _vaccum_ engines in stead of _sea-level_ engines

  68. Facundo Chiquello

    It never gets old watching those rockets land!!

  69. Don Koh

    …Brilliant !! respects to this innovative new technological service to humanity on planet Earth ✌

  70. Razz Navareth

    “I still love you” sounds sad.

  71. Lawrence Alexander

    Seeing the landing of a rocket (especially on a ship in the ocean) never gets old

  72. ViniByte

    19:19 he said it wrong or am i thinking wrong?

  73. Pablo Marini

    21:39 PERFECT !!!!

  74. Uwe Odin

    at 17:45 a mouse is in the near of the boosters 😂😂😂. is that the space-x-mouse?? 😂

  75. king_cryptic

    I love the way they conduct these

  76. Eleanor Smith

    These launches are incredible to watch! I feel so fortunate that we get to see them :)

  77. Mysterious. Unexplained. Paranormal.

    This thing is so futuristic. I just clued in in the middle of this video ‘wait, this is the same ship..’

  78. trung nguyen hoang

    long time no see and Kate Tice got “senior” into her title

  79. David Vonch

    Brownsville called and I handed the phone to hubby … he hung up 😂😂

  80. Diana H

    I’m guessing the mouse walking along the engine at around 17:47 lives in the “Hollywood basement” that Outer space is always filmed in..

  81. Daniel Astillero

    “Of course, I still love you.” ~ -Freddy Mercury- SpaceX

  82. Jeff Beasley

    That stage 2 ignition never gets old. So awesome to watch!

  83. Кот Базилио ТВ

    17:45 – astromouse XD

  84. William Drijver

    The landing part always makes it even more incredible to see!

  85. Ryan Olson

    Was driving down the interstate and just happened to see it mid air. It was beautiful during the night time.

  86. Starclimber

    Thanks, SpaceX, enjoyed your detailed coverage and the ‘space age’ between-events electronica.

  87. Not Public

    I just love living in the early 21st century! <3

  88. Matthew Hill

    “our pairload failings, enclaspulate” 8:40

  89. Pumba Pumba

    Who else came here after Boeing failed mission?

  90. Maurice H

    Landing on “ of course I still love you “ 😂😂😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣😂😂
    No one is picking this up lol .

  91. Elon Musk

    *Liftoff – **12:43*
    14:16 – Max -Q
    15:35- MECO
    19:17 – Stage 1 entry
    21:09 – Stage 1 landing
    40:24- SES-2
    41:11- SECO-2
    46:13- Deployment

  92. Kirk Claybrook

    Elon Musk we love you longtime.

  93. Danosaur Rex Gamer

    Imagine calling your friend and he is like “ oh hey dude! Yeah I’m on Mars want to come over” lol imagine

  94. Yvng Alpha

    One thing I like about us humans, we failed some many times that we found a way to succeed.

  95. DJ Fork

    if i’m being honest, i’ve never seen a live missile launch into space before.
    thanx elon, very cool 👏
    (edit: to all those replying, sorry for not knowing what a rocket is. 😅)

  96. Nick W

    39:35 starts getting kinda crunchy

  97. H&SAnimations

    so where can i sign up to mine an asteroid? life on earth blows and i dont want to die on this rock, i want to die on a different rock

  98. k cole

    47 stage 1 boosters that would otherwise be junk on the ocean floor.

  99. Trevor zinda

    I’m so happy that this is on trending

  100. cesiumion

    Most exciting part of watching spacex live launch, “Landing that booster”

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