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Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO
Published on August 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:02s

Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday evening.The 70 meter rocket contained the AMOS-17 satellite which will provide internet, phone and secure communications to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

It will now orbit the earth with a life expectancy of 20 years.

The launch window opened at 6:53 p.m.

EDT, or 22:53 UTC, and closes at 8:21 p.m.

EDT, or 00:21 UTC on August 7.

The satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff.

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