The Delta 4 carrying the Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite lifted off at 8:18 EDT.
The company's insurance went from $13 million to $63 million in liability coverage.
Most launch ranges aren’t equipped to handle reusable rockets, space experts said, despite the technology being widely viewed as a key to reducing launch costs.
The launch was scheduled for March 8, carrying WGS-9, the Air Force’s next Wideband Global Satcom satellite.
It will be the first for SpaceX from Launch Complex 39A, previously used by the shuttle program.
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said that launch rate should be possible once it starts flying out of Launch Complex 39A.
The budget proposal includes $17 million to help pay for improvements to Launch Complex 36, the Cape Canaveral launch site that Blue Origin plans to use.
SBIRS GEO-3 launched successfully aboard a ULA Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 20.
The launches include Atlas 5, Delta 4, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches, as well as a Minotaur 4.
A powerful hurricane moving up Florida’s east coast Oct. 7 caused some damage to NASA, military and commercial facilities at Cape Canaveral, but far less than what some had feared prior to the storm’s arrival.
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle in October, a launch that the company’s founder says will test the vehicle’s abort system.
Moon Express, a Florida company developing commercial lunar landers, announced July 12 an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to take over a former Delta 2 launch site at Cape Canaveral.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage that made a historic landing in Florida after a launch last month survived the flight with no damage, clearing the way for ground tests, the company’s chief executive said.
Blue Origin announced Sept. 15 that it will establish a manufacturing facility and launch site at Cape Canaveral for its planned orbital launch vehicle, which the company expects to start launching by 2020.