…to date at 8:32 PM Feb 6th 2023!

SpaceX launched Hispasat Amazonus Nexus to service Greenland, the America’s and shipping channels at 8:32 PM Feb.6th 2023 from SLC-40 on a totally cloud free evening. First stage booster B-1073-6 successfully deployed this satellite to orbit and landed on JRTI almost due east from Cape Canaveral around 660 kilometers down range.

This launch was delayed from yesterday’s attempt due to heavy seas out in the booster recovery area. Rain with lingering clouds throughout the morning and afternoon at Cape Canaveral were other issues the media core had to deal with during a very soggy remote camera setup out on the launch pad.

This marks SpaceX 9th flight to date in 2023 and the 170th booster landing of a Falcon 9 first stage with 96 consecutive landings a new company record for SpaceX.

Congratulations to Elon Musk and the entire SpaceX & Hispasat teams on this success.

Photos by Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu and space-news.es

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