Miss Monday night’s launch from Kennedy Space Center? Watch a replay of the Falcon 9 rocket taking off with the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite, a heavyweight spacecraft designed to link airliners, ships and others on-the-go via broadband.
The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 rocket took off at 7:21 p.m. EDT (2321 GMT) with the 13,417-pound (6,086-kilogram) Inmarsat 5 F4 satellite. The Boeing-built craft is beginning a 15-year mission to join the Global Xpress Ka-band broadband network operated by London-based Inmarsat.
The successful evening blastoff Monday marked the 34th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, and the sixth Falcon 9 launch of the year.
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