SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched

Added On March 7, 2018

U.S. space technology company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday.
It carries a telecommunication satellite to the geostationary transfer orbit.
The rocket lifted off early Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
33 minutes into the flight, the satellite was deployed into geo-stationary orbit.
The satellite weighs six tonnes and is almost the size of a city bus, making it the largest geo-stationary satellite that SpaceX has taken into space.
The satellite is operated by Hispasat, a Spanish communications operator serving Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
It will provide television, broadband, corporate networks and other telecommunications solutions.
Tuesday's mission is SpaceX's 50th launch and the fifth of the year.