SpaceX launch to bolster ‘Internet of things’ satellite network

June 20, 2014 4:52 PM

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SpaceX launch to bolster ‘Internet of things’ satellite network

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket was cleared for launch on Friday to put six small satellites into orbit, boosting machine-to-machine communication services sold by Orbcomm Inc (ORBC.O).

Liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida was scheduled for 6:08 p.m. EDT (2208 GMT), though the weather might be a problem. Air Force meteorologists predicted only a 30 percent chance conditions would be suitable for liftoff. Saturday’s forecast improves t...

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