SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches communications satellite

7 August 2019
2019-08-07 15:11

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying Spacecom's AMOS-17 communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday. The mission comes nearly three years after a launch pad explosion destroyed a different Israeli communications satellite in September 2016, Business Insider reported. The satellite will provide increased connectivity across Africa by supporting a growth in a variety of broadcast, broadband, mobility, and data services, according to a press release.

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