BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The rocket launched right at the opening of the 5:04 p.m. launch window from Space Launch Complex 40.
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The rocket is carrying a NILESAT-301, a geostationary communications satellite, that will provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services to Nilesat, an Egyptian operator.
After stage separation, the rocket’s first-stage booster landed successfully on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The next SpaceX launch as of right now is expected to be a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, now set for no earlier than June 28.