SpaceX Set to Launch Satellites for European Company

(Orlando Sentinel/TNS) -

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry two broadcast communication satellites into space from Florida’s Space Coast Wednesday.

Eutelsat’s 117 West B and ABS-2A satellites aim to improve reception in South America and Central America.

Once the Falcon 9 delivers the satellite, the rocket will once again try to land on its ocean barge. The company has recovered four rockets as it moves toward reusability.

After SpaceX’s last rocket launch in May, the company paraded the recovered rocket through the streets of Port Canaveral, as it made its way to a storage facility at Kennedy Space Center.

That facility now stores four rockets.

SpaceX has said that it expects to relaunch one of its rockets this summer.

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket being used for Wednesday’s launch will eventually be the vehicle that will carry humans into space.