SpaceX launches aircraft from Kennedy Space Center

Posted at 10:13 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 22:13:57-04

TITUSVILLE, FL (SPACEX/CNN) - SpaceX successfully launched its sixth aircraft of the year Monday evening.

The Inmarsat 5 F-4, which weighs 13,417 pounds, took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

The commercial satellite, a heavyweight spacecraft that was designed to link airliners and ships to each other via broadband, will orbit the Earth to help improve high-speed broadband connections for a London-based firm.

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