SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellite into orbit

GETTYSpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket into space this morning

The first stage successfully landed during a flight in September, but was allowed to crash into the sea Monday because it's being discontinued.

The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket took off at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 GMT) Monday from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad, and headed east over the Atlantic Ocean. Weather officials said this is from a weak surface front that will be bring west-southwest winds during the launch window.

The Falcon 9's booster previously launched the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B spacecraft last summer.

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Two space tourists who have already paid "a significant deposit" were supposed to be launched to lunar orbit later this year, SpaceX announced last year. It is created to support SES's direct-to-home broadcasting and data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia, according to SES.

"This is one of the largest, if not the largest satellites we've launched", he said.

SpaceX won't land the booster again, as the company is trying to phase out the Block 4 rockets for the new Block 5 configuration. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out.

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