SpaceX launches rocket, deploys communications satellite

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Thursday (March 16) to convey the heavyweight EchoStar 23 communications satellite into a high-elevation circle, a mission close to the furthest reaches of the booster’s capacity. High winds left an initial launch endeavor Tuesday (March 14), yet at 2:00 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) Thursday, the rocket dashed off its shoreline platform and took off through clear moonlit skies as it headed into space. The rocket required all its fuel to lift the more than 12,300-pound satellite […]