CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched two more Intelsat communications satellites with a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The Intelsat G-31/G-32 mission took off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the beginning of a two-hour launch window that opened at 11:06 a.m.
Weather conditions at the Cape were 90% favorable for launch, according to the 45th Weather Squadron. A backup launch opportunity would have come Sunday with the same window in the event of a scrub or delay Saturday.
The Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 communications satellites join their beeping brethren in geostationary orbit, following a previous SpaceX launch that carried the Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 units away from terra in October after a helium leak was fixed.
According to Intelsat, these two latest units are the third and fourth in a total of seven new Galaxy satellites to launch in the next six months.
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