WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast

Falcon 9 rocket takes Egyptian satellite into space

Watch the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Nilesat satellite into orbit.

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.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.