September 26, 2017

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket makes evening ascent from pad 39A

Look back on last week’s liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, capping a busy two weeks for the launch company with a successful satellite deployment flight for Intelsat.

The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Florida’s Space Coast at 7:38 p.m. EDT (2338 GMT) Wednesday, July 5, and delivered the Intelsat 35e communications satellite to a supersynchronous transfer orbit 32 minutes later.

These photos show the Falcon 9’s launch from the view of remote sound-triggered cameras at the launch pad, and from viewing posts north of pad 39A near Playalinda Beach, the Kennedy Space Center press site, and south of the historic launch complex.

Read our full story for details on the mission.

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