SSO-A Launch Successful as Falcon 9 Rocket Deploys Second Stage in to Orbit

Another successful launch from the SpaceX team of the SSO-A Smallsat Express Mission into low earth orbit! As of approximately 1 hour after launch, the rest of the mission is within the hands of the rest of the satellites’ owners.

Over on the SpaceFlightNow live coverage page, Stephen Clark writes

The rest of the mission is in the hands of Spaceflight’s free-flying deployers, which will release 60 more microsats and CubeSats over the next four hours or so.

Many of these satellites as previously stated are OSCAR carrying satellites, for use by amateur radio operators around the world.

Elon Musk has also commented on the launch over on Twitter

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