The latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch happened Monday at 11:15 a.m. from Cape Canaveral.

The rocket lifted off from Launch Pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after a two-hour delay, as crews checked for potential grounds system problems.

The Falcon 9 will carry six second-generation communications satellites for ORBCOMM.

Those satellites will provide two-way data messaging services for the company's global customers, enhancing another set of satellites ORBCOMM already has in orbit.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex offered launch viewing opportunities to the public at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Visitors had a direct view of the Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad.




(Photo: Bruce Weaver)