Cape Canaveral,Fla. (970 WFLA)- A powerful communications satellite is now in orbit, having been launched successfully aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early this morning.
Liftoff came at 12:45 a.m. eastern time, following a four-day delay because of undisclosed technical issues.
SpaceX made no attempt to recover the first-stage booster, which was being used for the second time. It was an older model that's being phased out in favor of a new generation of boosters that can be reused 50 to 60 times.
Photo Credit: SpaceX