SpaceX successfully launches second Falcon 9 rocket of the year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning.

The launch was the second launch of the year for the aerospace company.

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Transporter-3 is SpaceX’s third dedicated rideshare mission and carries CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer vehicles.

Read: SpaceX set to launch third ‘rideshare’ mission to orbit from Florida’s Space Coast

The Falcon 9 booster has been used in Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, and Transporter-1 missions.

This was the 10th launch for this particular booster.

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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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