SpaceX Launches Its 50th Falcon 9 Rocket, Carrying A 'Bus-Sized' Spanish Communications Satellite Into The Habitat Of Demons....
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SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)
SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain.
It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk.
The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons), making it the largest geostationary satellite that the firm has taken into space. The launch of the Falcon 9 took place on schedule at 12:33 am EST (5.33 am GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.About 33 minutes into the flight, the satellite was deployed into geo-stationary orbit, SpaceX said in a live webcast.
Writing on Twitter, a spokesman for the firm said: 'Successful deployment of Hispasat 30W-6 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed.'
The satellite will expand television, broadband and telecommunications services in Europe and Northwest Africa. Source
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