Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will now undergo a series of exhaustive checks and calibrations before it starts collecting science data in a few months' time.
falcon 9 rocket
The Sherpa-FX aims to deliver 16 customer spacecraft and several hosted payloads to demonstrate tracking technologies for space traffic management.
The Falcon 9 rocket carried a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.
The satellite Kacific1 is scheduled to begin commercial operations in Q1 of 2020.