SpaceX hit another milestone this week with their first Dual Satellite launch, following a smooth countdown the Falcon 9’s engines roared to life for an on-time launch on the first attempt. The first stage completed its job and the Merlin Vacuum (MVac) engine took over to deploy the vehicle to its initial orbit. After a coast phase the MVac fired up again for a one minute burn before the two satellites were deployed.
Unlike recently launches of Falcon 9 SpaceX did not attempt to salvage the first stage due to the weight of the payload.
The next SpaceX launch is scheduled for later this month.
Below is the launch video.