Satellite Launched Aboard Private SpaceX Rocket - The New Indian Express

Satellite Launched Aboard Private SpaceX Rocket

Published: 04th December 2013 11:12 AM

Last Updated: 04th December 2013 11:12 AM

A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications has been launched into space aboard a private rocket.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday evening, carrying the 7,000-pound (3,175-kilogram) satellite. It will be placed in geostationary orbit. That means it will orbit at a fixed point above Earth, in sync with the Earth's rotation.

The launch was originally scheduled for early this year, but has been delayed by technical issues with the rocket. The last try was on Thanksgiving Day when two attempts were aborted.

The SES-8 satellite will be used in conjunction with another communications systems to increase bandwidth capacity in Asia and provide expansion of services such as maritime communications and distance learning programs.

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