Photos: Falcon 9 Soars Off From Florida with Korean Communications Satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 19:34:00 UTC with the KoreaSat-5A communications satellite. The 3,700-Kilogram spacecraft enjoyed a smooth 35-minute ride into Geostationary Transfer Orbit while the Falcon 9 first stage managed to stand a fiery Drone Ship landing in the Atlantic Ocean. This was SpaceX’s third launch of the month and the 16th in 2017 as Falcon 9 continues to be the most-flown orbital launch system so far this year.

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