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SPACEX LAUNCHES SATELLITE ATOP FALCON 9 ROCKET

SPACEX LAUNCHES SATELLITE ATOP FALCON 9 ROCKET Story from Rapid City CVB The historic Midwest metropolis you can’t miss “We’ve had good orbits, good separation, all you can ask for today,” SpaceX engineer John Insprucker said on the company’s launch webcast. The mission completed Inmarsat’s $1.6 billion, four-satellite Global Xpress constellation, designed to provide high-speed, global broadband service to mobile users from airplanes and ships to the U.S. military. SpaceX did not try to land the rocket's first stage, reserving all its performance to deliver the heavy satellite on its way to an orbit more than 22,300 miles over the equator.   More



(Source: USA Today - May 16)

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