Archive for February 12th, 2009

NSS-9 satellite launch

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

I’ll attend the launch of the New Skies NSS-9 satellite tonight!

Well, I’ll not be physically present at the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana 🙁 , instead I’ll go to the launch event organized by the satellite operator, New Skies, in NL. The launch window opens at 22:09h UTC / 23:09h local time, if you’re interested there’s also a live webcast, starting at 21:49h UTC (22:49h local time).

Oof, I still remember the last New Skies satellite launch, now two years ago. I was in my hotelroom in Norway that night, watching the launch via the live webcast…and the rocket exploded during launch!!! Quite spectacular, but obviously a bad thing if you’re ‘in the business’ like I am…