SpaceX Launches Galaxy 37 Satellite from Cape Canaveral Written 3 August 2023

SpaceX Launches Galaxy 37 Satellite

SpaceX launched the Intelsat G-37 mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit Thursday, August 3, at 1:00 a.m. ET, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. | Credit: SpaceX; YouTube; framegrab

Florida Today reports that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket “vaulted away from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station early Thursday to carry a commercial communications satellite to orbit.” The 230-foot rocket “lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at 1 a.m. EDT.” The mission for Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat “carried the Galaxy 37 satellite, built by Maxar, which is the latest in a series to deliver television and communications services to customers around the globe.” The rocket’s first stage, which “flew its sixth mission to date, successfully landed on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida.” Of the 39 launches from the Space Coast this year, SpaceX “has carried out all but two of them.”
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Intelsat G-37 Mission
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