After a couple of delays, the SpX-18 (Dragon) launched successfully on a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on Thursday, 26 July 2019, at 6:01pm. The entire video of the launch, as well as the first stage recovery, is shown below. Included on this space mission is a small satellite — RFTsat — that contains a special passive microwave sensing system designed and built by a team of Northwest Nazarene University and the GTPG. The low-powered microwave reader converts solar power to a microwave beam that energizes a rectenna at distance, which powers a sensor platform at distance. Among other things, this is a history-making piece of hardware — the first demonstration of a 5.8 GHz solar-to-microwave-to-DC wireless power conversion in space. Read more about reader and tag system here.