SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satellite from Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched another communications satellite from Florida's Space Coast late Friday night.
At 10:59 p.m., a Falcon 9 blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying with it the Inmarsat 6 F2 satellite.
The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-5 and GPS III Space Vehicle 06. Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The British-based Inmarsat is a satellite service provider, offering mobile satellite communication services and delivering reliable, seamless global connectivity, according to its website. It touts itself as the world's most advanced commercial communications satellite.