SpaceX lifts heavy satellites despite bad weather

SpaceX Falcon 9 Telstar 18 Vantage fired from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base was fired.

Rain, thunder, thick clouds SpaceX I spent more than an hour on the Falcon 9 in Florida, but the Elon Musk rocket company took off about 45 minutes after midnight on Sunday and sent a heavy communication satellite on the way to orbit.

A whole new "Block 5 "Falcon 9 Escape from Cape Canaveral in the clouds and darkness at 12:45 pm (Sunday at 12:45 pm), the hurricane of Florence was approaching far to the Atlantic Ocean.

The first stage booster illuminates the launch pad so that it crosses the cloud rapidly and is carrying the Telstar 18 Vantage satellite on the earth.

The satellite was originally scheduled to take off in July, but it was postponed several times. The huge spaceship is 15,564 pounds (7,060 kilograms), which is the heaviest of the commercial communication satellites launched so far. Record was set by him Telstar 19 satellite companion weighs 15,600 pounds (7,076 kg), released in late July Take another SpaceX Falcon 9.

The first phase of the rocket was successfully mounted on the drone. "Of course, I still love you," stopped in the Atlantic Ocean and collected for future duties.

Successful launch is over the first month for commercial companies who ultimately wish to raise the same rocket within 24 hours. The 60 th duty of Falcon 9 was also completed.

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