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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying telecom and climate satellites

The private aerospace company headed by Elon Musk said the rocket carried two earth monitoring satellites used for tracking the movement of the Earth’s mass, plus five communication satellites for Iridium, which SpaceX called the “only satellite communications network that spans the entire globe”. It said the Iridium satellites are ... Read More »

SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

“Three, two one, zero, ignition, liftoff,” a SpaceX commentator said as the rocket launched at 4:14 pm (2014 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Its debut ... Read More »