SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with SiriusXM satellite

rocket launched at 12:30 p.m. Sunday

SpaceX launch image. (KSAT)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket with a SiriusXM satellite on-board.

The Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 40, just down range from where United Launch Alliance sent up a national security satellite Thursday night.

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The launch was the seventh flight for the Falcon 9 booster. SpaceX plans to land the hardware again on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after liftoff.

It’s been a banner week for the private space company, led by CEO Elon Musk.

On Wednesday, SpaceX performed a daring test of its Starship spaceship prototype in South Texas. The spaceship soared to about 50,000 feet above Texas before coming back down. It didn’t survive the landing, exploding open impact, but Musk and SpaceX said it was a successful test.

If you missed the epic flight, watch the full video here.


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