Both the satellites are designed to last for five-and-a-half years but could provide data for far longer.
The flight to the space station — 27 1/2 hours door to door — should be entirely automated, although the crew can take control if needed
With the three newest members up in orbit, the final SkySat constellation of 21 was completed.
The launch also made use of a re-flown payload fairing, recovered from SpaceX's fourth Starlink satellite launch.
The commercial mission will be the first to the ISS with NASA certification, following the successful Demo-2 mission.
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live
The spacewalk is being conducted to swap out six nickel-hydrogen batteries with three lithium-ion batteries and will last six-seven hours.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 pre-dawn launch leaves behind rainbow coloured sky, images go viral on social media
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday 13 June, 2.46 pm IST (5.21 am EDT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
This launch marked the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
The Starship rocket stands at 120 metres and is designed to carry humans and 90,718 kgs of cargo to the moon and Mars.
A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
They will board the SpaceX Dragon capsule on top of the Falcon 9 rocket and it will be the first astronaut launch from the Kennedy Space Center since 2011.
SpaceX’s boats — Ms Tree and Ms Chief — weren't able to snap up the rocket’s nose cone with giant nets.
Cimon will spend upto three years in space and is designed to show empathy to its colleagues in orbit.
Amos-17, has a life span of 20 years and will soon join three other Spacecom satellites that are in operation.
SpaceX retired the rest of the thrice-used Falcon 9 from service after the 87-minute launch sequence.
The Falcon 9 is now scheduled to carry the advanced communication satellite to orbit on 6 August.
DRDO chief Satheesh Reddy says APJ Abdul Kalam advised to work on reusable missiles system, month before demise
A month before his demise, former President APJ Abdul Kalam had advised DRDO chief to work on reusable missiles system that can deliver a payload.
The successful launch marked the 18th mission under SpaceX's commercial resupply contract with NASA.
Astronomers fear that SpaceX' satellites, could ruin observation of the skies from telescopes.
Over 150 sightings described the Starlink trail as a 'bizarre train of lights moving at constant speed'.