WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

Mission takes broadband internet satellites into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday from Cape Canaveral.

The opening of the launch window was pushed back to 6:12 p.m. from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

This launch took place two hours before a planned Falcon Heavy launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The mission will take the second pair of O3b mPOWER broadband internet satellites into medium-Earth orbit for SES of Luxembourg. The satellites, built by Boeing, will provide internet services over most of the populated world, building on SES’s O3b network, according to the company.

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SpaceX landed the rocket booster on one of its drone ships.

The launch marks the 21st mission to liftoff from Florida this year.

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