SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket in weekend mission from Florida’s Space Coast

Rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

FILE PHOTO - SpaceX launches ESA Euclid mission with Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, July , 2023, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (SpaceX)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast this weekend as part of a communications mission.

In a release, the company explained that the rocket will carry communications satellites into orbit as part of the SES O3b mPOWER mission, which aims to set up a constellation of satellites as part of its global network.

The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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This is set to be the ninth flight for the first-stage booster used in the launch, which was previously used to launch CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, Intelsat IS-40e, and five Starlink missions.

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