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Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit

Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit

Published by Spaceflight Now on 11/23/2022

Despite a bleak weather forecast, SpaceX took advantage of a break in cloud cover over Cape Canaveral Tuesday night to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the Eutelsat 10B communications satellite, a high-throughput relay platform to beam in-flight WiFi signals and maritime data services across a coverage zone from the North Atlantic to the Middle East. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the Falcon 9’s first stage booster.

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