Last night, SpaceX successfully launched a mission to deliver two Boeing satellites into orbit.
The Falcon 9 rocket delivered the ABS 3A satellite 30 minutes after launch, with the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite following 5 minutes after. The two satellites, the first all-electric ones designed by Boeing, have ion engines capable of maintaining their orbits for up to two decades.
The mission was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and you can watch it above, or just ogle at this beautiful night sky launch photo:
It’s like pre-space porn. Space foreplay?