WATCH REPLAY: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral Carrying SXM-8 Digital Radio Satellite into Orbit

By  //  June 6, 2021

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

WATCH REPLAY: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:26 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, marking the company’s 18th launch of the year. It carried the SXM-8 digital radio satellite into orbit for customer Sirius XM. 

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:26 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, marking the company’s 18th launch of the year. It carried the SXM-8 digital radio satellite into orbit for customer Sirius XM.

Approximately 9 minutes later, the booster’s first stage returned to Earth, landing on one of SpaceX’s two drone ships, called “Just Read The Instructions” stationed east of Brevard in the Atlantic Ocean.

The SpaceX launch is their second Falcon 9 rocket launch in three days.

The satellite will replenish SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! June 7, 2021 Space Coast Daily News – Brevard County’s Best NewspaperRelated Story:
HOT OFF THE PRESS! June 7, 2021 Space Coast Daily News – Brevard County’s Best Newspaper