Falcon 9 • Amazonas Nexus

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Amazonas Nexus communications satellite for the Spanish company Hispasat. Amazonas Nexus will provide broadband connectivity to airplanes, ships, and other mobile users across the Americas, Greenland, and travel corridors across the Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space, and is based on the Spacebus NEO platform. Scrubbed on Feb. 5 due to poor launch and recovery weather. Read our full story.