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Insider Exclusive: Video of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with TurkmenAlem satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Turkamenalem Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 photo credit Mike Howard SpaceFlight Insider

This launch came at a time of heightened activity for SpaceX who has several more launches on its 2015 manifest. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Prior to Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) successful launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with its payload of the first Turkmenistan satellite, TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT, the media was escorted out to Cape Canaveral Air force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40. Their reason for the trip – was to place remote cameras to record the historic event. SpaceFlight Insider placed both still and video cameras at the pad – capturing the video below.

To better cover these events, SpaceFlight Insider sets both types of cameras, produces the articles, and is, currently, the only space-based media outlet to stream these events – live!

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

Reader Comments

Fantastic video. I trust you will be there for the Pad Abort test as well on May 5th? Can’t wait!

Great work guys! Keep it up! I feel like i’m back in the ’60s, only better! Looking forward to the Dragon pad abort. That should be a wild ride!


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