Updates: Watch SpaceX launch a Turkish communications satellite from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX boosts Turkish communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, sticks landing
January 8, 2021
Photos: SpaceX launches Turksat 5A satellite from Cape Canaveral
January 8, 2021
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Updates: Watch SpaceX launch a Turkish communications satellite from Cape Canaveral

Update: LIFTOFF of Falcon 9 with Turksat 5A at 9:15 p.m. ET! The 230-foot rocket successfully launched, landed its first stage on a drone ship, and delivered the payload to orbit. Read the full story here.

Follow live as SpaceX targets 9:15 p.m. Thursday, the opening of a nearly four-hour window, for the launch of a Turkish communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

After Falcon 9’s liftoff and first stage landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, the Turksat 5A satellite will deploy from the second stage at T-plus 32 minutes. Weather is 70% “go.”

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