Live coverage: Falcon 9 launches with Thai satellite and first stage lands at sea

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with the Thaicom 8 communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at 5:20 p.m. EDT (2120 GMT).