Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
Falcon 9 launch timeline with Turksat 5A
Live coverage: SpaceX launches first mission of 2021
For its first mission of the year, SpaceX launched the Airbus-built Turksat 5A communications satellite to cover Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa with data relay and television broadcast services. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 9:15 p.m. EST Thursday (0215 GMT Friday).
Turksat telecom satellite set to launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
U.S. companies, led by SpaceX, launched more than any other country in 2020
Photos: Delta 4-Heavy rocket lights up Cape Canaveral
SiriusXM satellite rides SpaceX rocket into orbit
SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 launch attempt with SiriusXM satellite
Live coverage: SpaceX’s launches SiriusXM satellite
SpaceX plans to cap busy week with launch of satellite for SiriusXM
A massive radio broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM is set for liftoff Friday on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, punctuating a busy week for SpaceX that included the debut of a new-generation cargo ship for the International Space Station and a spectacular atmospheric test flight of a prototype rocket over South Texas.