Monday, March 2, 2015   

SpaceX launches two satellites
(9 mins ago)

US space transportation company SpaceX launched two commercial communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening.
The rocket, carrying an Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast satellite, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on schedule at 10:50 pm local time into the perfectly clear night.
The two satellites deployed 30 minutes afterwards, SpaceX said on Twitter.
Equipped with electric propulsion systems, they will orbit above the equator at an altitude of 22,370 miles.—AFP


   
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