KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After two days of delays, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center just after 9 a.m.
The launch for the National Reconnaissance Office was originally scheduled for Thursday but had to be scrubbed due to a technical issue.
The launch was the sixth launch for the NRO this year.
The only information from the NRO about the satellite was in a tweet showing a cartoon gorilla beating its chest and the phrase “peace through strength.”
After successful separation, the Falcon 9′s first-stage booster returned to Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
This was the final SpaceX launch of 2020.