SpaceX Reopens Polar Launch Corridor From Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.
Credit: Carleton Bailie
CAPE CANAVERAL—A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral AFS on Aug. 30, sending an Argentine remote sensing satellite into a polar orbit, a flightpath from Florida that had not been used since 1969. The rocket’s nine Merlin 1D engines ignited at 7:18 p.m. EDT, blasting the 229-ft. (70...

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