WATCH REPLAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lift Offs Successfully From Kennedy Space Center Monday Night

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blasted off right on time at 7:21 p.m.

WATCH REPLAY:  SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A Monday night to put into orbit a taller than a double-decker bus satellite that weighs more than 13,000 pounds. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center LC 39A Monday night to put into orbit a taller than a double-decker bus satellite that weighs more than 13,000 pounds. 

The rocket blasted off right on time and at the beginning of the 7:21 p.m. launch window.

The payload was the Inmarsat-5 F4, which is expected to improve high-speed broadband connectivity across the world, helping users access the internet on land, sea and air.

The rocket had to deliver the satellite to geostationary orbit, more than 22,000 miles up, and as a result, SpaceX did not recover the first stage booster.

Inmarsat 5 F4 is the fourth satellite in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network.

The spacecraft was originally supposed to launch on a Falcon Heavy rocket but was delayed from April 30.

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SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A Monday night to put into orbit a taller than a double-decker bus satellite that weighs more than 13,000 pounds. (SpaceX image)


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