Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, flying with a first stage booster that was previously launched and recovered in May, lifted from Cape Canaveral at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with Indonesia’s Merah Putih communications satellite. The first stage accomplished a pinpoint landing on SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX set to re-fly first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster Tuesday
SpaceX conducts hotfire test for another middle-of-the-night launch
Photos: On-time launch for first Ariane 5 flight of the year
Launching with two communications satellites to broadcast television to Brazilian homes and connect the islands of Indonesia, an Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from a space base at the northern edge of the Amazon jungle Tuesday, the first of seven planned flights by the European-built booster this year.