The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite, built by Boeing, yesterday blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7.21 PM (2321 GMT). "We've had confirmation of spacecraft separation," said a
SpaceX commentator about 30 minutes after launch, signaling that the satellite was successfully deployed to a distant, geostationary orbit. "We've had good orbits, good separation, all you can ask for today."
Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from Pad 39A on Monday, May 15.