SpaceX rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Wednesday with a Nilesat satellite on board. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The rocket launched right at the opening of the 5:04 p.m. launch window from Space Launch Complex 40.

The rocket is carrying a NILESAT-301, a geostationary communications satellite, that will provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services to Nilesat, an Egyptian operator., WKMG reported.

After stage separation, the rocket’s first-stage booster will attempt to land on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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