September 18, 2021

Photos: Falcon 9’s blastoff with BulgariaSat 1


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Check out imagery from Friday’s liftoff of a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster with the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite from Florida’s Space Coast.

The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket took off from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 3:10 p.m. EDT (1910 GMT) Friday after a one-hour delay. The first stage of the Falcon 9 made an on-target landing aboard SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, and the upper stage successfully completed the primary mission of delivering the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite to orbit.

It was the eighth Falcon 9 flight of the year.

Read our full story for details on the mission.

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