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WATCH: SpaceX completes 1st 2021 launch out of Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed the first mission of 2021 on Thursday evening out of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The Falcon 9 lifted off about 9:15 p.m. carrying Turksat 5A, a new communication satellite that will expand communications in Turkey and other parts of the world.

The Falcon 9′s booster landed on a drone ship. Transporter 1 is SpaceX’s next mission next week will deliver dozens of small satellites to orbit.

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