Photos: SpaceX Launches Thaicom 8 Satellite, Lands Rocket at Sea

The Fantastic Four


A quartet of Falcon 9 rocket booster stages sits in SpaceX's hangar in Cape Canaveral, Florida after four successful landings - first by land, then by sea - in 2015 and 2016.

Falcon 9 and Thaicom 8: Launch Day


The Falcon 9 rocket and Thaicom 8 satellite on the pad at Cape Canaveral on May 27, 2016, about half an hour before liftoff.

Falcon 9, Thaicom 8 and Lightning Towers


The Thaicom 8 satellite and Falcon 9 rocket are flanked by lightning towers at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Falcon 9, Thaicom 8 in Launch Position


SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocked and the Thaicom 8 communications satellite in launch position at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of a planned May 26, 2016 launch.

Thaicom 8 Satellite Close Up


A close-up view of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the Thaicom 8 commercial communications satellite, in its fairing.

Falcon 9 and Thaicom 8 Satellite Ready to Go


SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the Thaicom 8 communications satellite on the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 26, 2016.

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