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SpaceX Launch of Falcon 9 Rocket with SES-8 Satellite

SpaceX Launch of Falcon 9 Rocket with SES-8 Satellite

Dec 3, 2013

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 Rocket with SES-8 Communications Satellite. Article by Tariq Malik Fox News, “The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a critical commercial satellite mission from Florida Tuesday after two delays due to technical glitches. An upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the huge SES-8 communications satellite into orbit from a pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:41 p.m. EST (2241 GMT). The mission marks SpaceX’s first Florida launch of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, its first major communications satellite launch and its first flight to a high geostationary transfer orbit needed for commercial satellites.

Tuesday’s launch was SpaceX’s third attempt to launch the SES-8 spacecraft for satellite communications provider SES World Skies. SpaceX aborted the two earlier launch attempts last week, first on Nov. 25 and again on Nov. 28, due to technical glitches.”  Read more

Video by SpaceVids of today’s SpaceX launch of Falcon 9 rocket carrying SES-8

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