CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION — SpaceX successfully launched a telecommunications satellite early Thursday.

What You Need To Know

  • Launch took place at 12:15 a.m. ET, Thursday

  • The Intelsat G-37 is a telecommunications satellite

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Launching from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40, the Falcon 9 rocket sent the Intelsat G-37 satellite into orbit at 12:15 a.m.

Almost nine minutes after liftoff, after the state separation, the booster successfully landed on the SpaceX droneship in the Atlantic.

B1077, the first-stage booster, has been used for five missions, not counting this upcoming one for the Intelsat G-37 mission.

  1. Crew-5
  2. GPS III Space Vehicle 06
  3. Inmarsat I-6 F2
  4. CRS-28
  5. One Starlink launch

About the mission

The Intelsat G-37 mission will be sent into geosynchronous transfer orbit and deployed, confirmed SpaceX.

The satellite will provide internet and TV communications, stated the company.

“The launch of Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 (G-37/H-4) advances Intelsat’s comprehensive Galaxy fleet refresh plan. The G-37 C-band payload will provide North American capacity for television media and telecommunication network customers,” stated Intelsat.

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