On the evening of February 17, SpaceX made history with the successful launch of the Inmarsat I-6 F2 mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This marked the third launch and landing of a Falcon 9 first stage booster, previously used for the launch of Crew-5 and GPS III Space Vehicle 06. The mission was launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at 10:59 p.m. ET and is a major milestone for SpaceX.
On the evening of February 17, SpaceX successfully launched the Inmarsat I-6 F2 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was a major success for SpaceX, as they have now successfully launched the mission to provide high-speed broadband communications services across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The Falcon 9 first stage booster that was used to launch the mission had previously been used to launch Crew-5 and GPS III Space Vehicle 06. This makes it the third time that a Falcon 9 first stage booster has been reused for a successful launch, showing the reliability and accuracy of SpaceX’s launch technology.
The mission itself was part of a contract between SpaceX and Inmarsat, who are a global mobile satellite communication provider. The two companies had agreed on a multi-launch contract which will see SpaceX launch four more Inmarsat missions by 2024.
In addition to this launch, SpaceX is also working with NASA to launch the Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station later this year. This is another exciting milestone for SpaceX, as they continue to make strides in the space industry.