SpaceX has been flying the Falcon 9 since mid-2010. That's because the payload the company has to launch, a Spanish communications satellite, is fairly heavy, and has to be delivered fairly high above Earth. PAZ is owned and operated by Hisdesat, another Spain-based satellite company. SpaceX said it did not attempt to do that this time due to "unfavorable weather conditions".
The satellite will go into orbit at 22,300 miles above the surface of the earth and is to provide signals for TV, internet and communication services across Europe, America, and North Africa.
SpaceX will not try to land the Falcon 9's first stage after launch.
SpaceX successfully launched another rocket into orbit from the Space Coast early Tuesday.
In February 2018, the SpaceX had launched world's "most powerful rocket" from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon Heavy rocket is expected to one-day ferry astronauts to space giving the USA direct access to space that it has lacked since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet.
The larger Falcon Heavy flights cost about £65 million ($90m) each. The first stage was reached in about two and a half minutes launching the flight into the second stage.
SpaceX has yet another Falcon 9 launch scheduled for tomorrow, and there's something special about this one, but it's not the payload. Thus, space enthusiasts can watch it online on SpaceX's website which has already displayed the upcoming launch on March 6.
In the wake of the Apollo era dawned the age of the Space Shuttle, another awe-inspiring technological achievement that proved pivotal to the construction of the International Space Station.