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SpaceX Falcon Rocket launch successfully places AsiaSat 8 in orbit

SpaceX successfully puts satellite into orbit using Falcon 9 rocket after early delay

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Aug 5, 2014 2:03 pm

Elon Musk's SpaceX has recorded another success for placing a satellite in orbit above the Earth. SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket after an early delay this week. The Falcon rocket placed the AsiaSat 8 satellite into orbit without further issues.

 

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The launch of the rocket was delayed from 1:25 am EST to 4am EST due to a last minute issue with the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage issue was fixed, and the launch went off without a hitch. AsiaSat 8 was placed in orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.

 

At that altitude, the satellite will be used to provide satellite TV service and telecom service to customers in China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East for the next 15 years. SpaceX will launch another AsiaSat later this month.

NEWS SOURCES:Nbcnews.com

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