SpaceX Launches Inmarsat Communications Satellite Into Orbit

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SpaceX successfully launched an Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, May 15.This livestreamed webcast shows the launch, which begins at about 8 minutes and 20 seconds into the footage.The Inmarsat-5 F4 is the fourth and final communications satellite sent into orbit to support the London-based Inmarsat company’s Global Xpress network, which delivers broadband support across the planet. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite weighed 13,380 pounds, nearly all of the Falcon 9 rocket’s full capacity, according to NASA Spaceflight.