SpaceX launches its 60th mission after minor delays

September 10, 2018

On September 10th, at 12:45am EDT, SpaceX launched their 60th successful mission, carrying the Telstar 18V satellite into a Geostationary Transfer orbit on a new Block 5 booster.

 

SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida sporting a new Block 5 booster. Following stage separation, the first stage followed along its trajectory, without performing a boost back burn, and reentered the atmosphere to land on their droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" positioned out in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 The 4-hour launch window opened at 11:28pm EDT on Sunday and went until 3:28am EDT on Monday. Before the launch window opened, SpaceX began to delay the launch a bit due to unfavorable weather conditions at the launchpad.The launch ended up getting delayed an hour and 17 minutes after the beginning of the launch window, but still took off into Florida's night sky.

 

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