Telstar 19 Vantage
Video: Falcon 9 lifts off with Telstar 19 VANTAGE
Falcon 9 launch timeline with Telstar 19 VANTAGE
Live coverage: SpaceX launches heavyweight Canadian telecom satellite
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:50 a.m. EDT (0550 GMT) Sunday with the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite, a powerhouse spacecraft designed to beam broadband and in-flight WiFi signals across the Americas and the North Atlantic. The rocket’s first stage successfully landed at sea aboard SpaceX’s drone ship.
Record-setting commercial satellite awaits blastoff from Cape Canaveral
A huge U.S.-built, Canadian-owned communications satellite weighing 15,600 pounds, the heaviest spacecraft of its kind ever launched, is mounted to a Falcon 9 rocket for liftoff early Sunday from Cape Canaveral on a heavy-lifting mission that previously would have required SpaceX to throw away the launcher’s first stage booster.
Video: SpaceX rocket lights engines in pre-flight test
Falcon 9 rocket test-fired for weekend launch
Live coverage: SpaceX’s second upgraded “Block 5” booster test-fired in Florida
SpaceX is preparing this week for the second flight of the upgraded “Block 5” version of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, and a hold-down firing of the booster was accomplished Wednesday at Cape Canaveral ahead of a middle-of-the-night launch this weekend with a Canadian-owned commercial communications satellite. The static fire test occurred at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) Wednesday.