Falcon 9 flight 26
Falcon 9 flight 26 was the 26th Falcon 9 space launch by SpaceX, which launched both ABS's ABS-2A and Eutelsat's Eutelsat 117 West B (formerly Satmex 9) to geostationary transfer orbit, that occurred on 15 June 2016 at 14:29 UTC (10:29am local time).
Official insignia for the mission
|Falcon 9 Full Thrust launch|
|Launch||June 15, 2016, 14:29 UTC|
|Pad||Cape Canaveral SLC-40|
After the launch, the first stage of the Falcon 9 experienced a hard landing and failed to land successfully on the deck of the droneship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. The landing failed due to low thrust on one of the three engines during the landing burn; as the rocket stage was about to land on the deck, the engines ran out of oxidizer.
- Mission events timeline for Falcon 9’s launch for ABS and Eutelsat Spaceflight Now Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Live coverage: Pioneering telecom satellites launching today on Falcon 9 Spaceflight Now Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- "Elon Musk on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
- Media related to Falcon 9 Flight 26 at Wikimedia Commons