Launch of 250th Ariane rocket marks new era for Inmarsat broadband fleet
Live coverage: Ariane 5 rocket launches with satellites for Egypt and Inmarsat
After a four-day delay due to a ground power supply anomaly and unfavorable weather, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off at 4:23 p.m. EST (2123 GMT) Tuesday to send into orbit a hush-hush communications satellite for the Egyptian military and a spacecraft to expand the capacity of Inmarsat’s mobile Internet service.
Photos: Bangabandhu 1 launched by upgraded Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX debuts new model of the Falcon 9 rocket designed for astronauts
Watch a replay of the first Falcon 9 Block 5 launch
Falcon 9 launch timeline with Bangabandhu 1
Falcon 9 goes upright after sunrise in time-lapse video
Photos: Falcon 9 Block 5 poised for launch at Kennedy Space Center
Live coverage: SpaceX launches first upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket
SpaceX launched the first of the company’s upgraded generation of Falcon 9 launchers, known as Block 5, from the Kennedy Space Center on Friday at 4:14 p.m. EDT (2014 GMT). The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off with Bangladesh’s first communications satellite, and SpaceX recovered the rocket’s first stage on a vessel in the Atlantic Ocean.