HOUSTON – SpaceX successfully launched South Korea's first military communications satellite into space on Monday.
A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the Anasis-II satellite.
Built by Airbus Space and Defense, the satellite "will provide secure communications over a wide coverage," according to Airbus.
Anasis-II was originally scheduled to launch on July 14, but was postponed by SpaceX to allow time for additional preflight rocket checks.
New T-0 of 5:30 p.m. EDT for weather. Vehicle and payload continue to look good for launch— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 20, 2020
Watch a live stream of the event here:
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Targeting Monday, July 20 for Falcon 9 launch of ANASIS-II from SLC-40— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 18, 2020
Anasis-II was originally scheduled to launch on July 14.