Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket launches Japanese satellite, then lands at sea

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with the JCSAT 16 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 approximately 1:06 a.m. EDT (0506 GMT).