On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 SpaceX launched the GovSat-1 communications satellite on behalf of the nation of Luxembourg from the NewSpace company's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 launch site in Florida. The mission got underway at 4:25 p.m. EST (21:25 GMT) and sent the spacecraft to a geostationary transfer orbit (it will reside at 21.5 degrees East. The satellite will provide its services to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as its allies in Europe and North America. Despite coming equipped with the Falcon 9's iconic landing legs and grid fins, the launch vehicle was not planned to land either on one of SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ships or at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone-1. Photos courtesy: Mike Howard, Sean Costello, Vikash Mahadeo, Ryan Chylinski, Jim Siegel and SFI partner Andy Sokol with Turbofox Photography.