Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload: SES 8
Launch date: December 3, 2013
Launch time: 5:41 p.m. EST (2239 GMT)
Launch window: 86 minutes
Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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By Stephen Clark

Live coverage of the flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the SES 8 communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

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