After the SpaceX launch team scrubbed a launch attempt on Jan. 30th to replace a transducer on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and wait for improved weather conditions. The Liftoff was successful on Jan. 31th 4:25 p.m. EST carrying the GovSat 1 communications satellite, a military-grade craft to relay signals for Luxembourg and allied nations.

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GovSat 1 clearing the tower seen from the ITL Causeway A SpaceX Falcon 9 performing once again perfectly. 

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GovSat1 SpaceX Falcon 9 starting to loft over the Space Coast℠  on its way to a geosynchronous orbit, to send imaging and communications services to Africa and the Americas

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GovSat1, soaring on its way to its station today. a joint effort of Luxembourg and SES Communications.

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GovSat1 approaches MECO, main engine cutoff, as it disappears behind some high level clouds.

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