SpaceX launches internet satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched the first two O3b mPOWER broadband internet satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Friday evening.

The launch was set for 4:21 p.m. at Space Launch Complex 40, but a new launch time was eventually scheduled for 5:48 p.m.

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SpaceX sent the two satellites into medium-Earth orbit for SES of Luxembourg.

This launch is the first of two for SpaceX, as the company plans another Falcon 9 launch from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.

The second launch, set for 4:32 p.m., is part of a Starlink mission from Launch Complex 39A.

The launches were originally planned to be within minutes of each other, but the Starlink launch was moved to a day later.

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