SpaceX Launches Communication Satellite For IntelSat


SpaceX ,commercial space company,successfully launched yet another Falcon 9 on Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:38 pm EDT,After two aborted attempts,SpaceX launched communication satellite toward orbit.

Initially the launch planned on July 2 and then postponed to July 3rd but the countdown was halted with just nine seconds left on the clock.

It marked 10th launch of SpaceX so far in 2017 and its third launch in last 12 days.

The Intelsat 35e is an orbital communication satellite built by leading Aircraft manufacturer Boeing for Intelsat.The Intelsat 35e designed to provide high network capability for the Caribbean,some parts of Europe and Africa.

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The commercial spacecraft weighed around 14,900 pounds(6,761 kilograms).This is the heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX to such a high orbit.

Elon Musk,CEO of SpaceX,tweeted early hours of July 4 that “SpaceX team reviewed all system again last night. Done our best to ensure all is good”.


About Intelsat

Intelsat is a communication satellite service provider. Intelsat stands for International Telecommunication Satellite Organization. The company has two headquarters one is at Luxembourg city as a corporate headquarter and another one at Tysons Corner,Virginia as a administrative headquarter.

Intelsat35e is the fourth satellite developed and launched by Intelsat,three previous versions orbited by European Ariane 5 rockets.


About SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation simply called as SpaceX,is an American space transport service company,headquartered in Hawthorne,California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing the cost of space transportation.

SpaceX achieved lot of achievements like the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to space in 2008 and the privately funded company to successfully launch,orbit and recover a spacecraft in 2010.


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