SpaceX Falcon Rocket Sends Up a Six-Pack of Satellites

July 14, 2014 4:46 PM

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SpaceX Falcon Rocket Sends Up a Six-Pack of Satellites

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. On board were six advanced OG2 satellites for New Jersey-based Orbcomm. Eleven more of these satellites are to be launched in the coming year.

After stage separation, the Falcon 9's first stage lit up its rocket engines as part of a test aimed at paving the way for rocket recovery and reusability.

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