CAPE CANAVERSAL SPACE STATION — In its third launch of the weekend, SpaceX sent up a communications satellite from Florida’s Space Coast early Sunday morning.

What You Need To Know

  • The launch was at 12:27 a.m. EDT, Sunday

  • This was the third launch this weekend for SpaceX

  • The company had launches on Friday and Saturday

  • Scroll down to watch the liftoff

SpaceX sent its Falcon 9 rocket to carry the Globalstar FM15 communications satellite to low-Earth orbit, where it was successfully deployed.

The liftoff happened at Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The instantaneous launch window opened at 12:27 a.m. EDT, on Sunday. If it did not happen, SpaceX was aiming for an early Monday morning launch at 12:05 a.m. EDT.

The 45th Weather Squadron gave a 70% chance of favorable weather for Sunday’s launch.

The Falcon 9’s first-stage booster for this mission has been used many times before, such as the Crew-1 and Crew-2 missions.

Once the first-stage separation happened, the first stage landed on the droneship “Just Read the Instructions” that was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

This was SpaceX’s third launch this weekend. On Saturday, SpaceX launched the German recon satellite SARah-1 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

On Friday, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 sent 53 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from the Kennedy Space Center.

Watch the launch