SpaceX has established a firm rocket launch time and date for its next Falcon 9, Thursday afternoon.
The rocket is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:40 p.m. Thursday to carry a private, Asian telecommunications satellite into orbit.
The payload will be a Thai satellite, the Thaicom 8, which will provide internet and other communication services to Thailand, southeast Asia, India and parts of Africa. The three-ton satellite was manufactured by Orbital ATK.
Neither SpaceX nor Thaicom has released further details yet.