SpaceX satellite launched into orbit – video

The US company SpaceX launches a commercial satellite into orbit on Tuesday from a launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is the first time SpaceX has put a satellite in a geostationary transfer orbit above the Earth. The California firm launched the new platform for SES, the world's second largest telecoms satellite operator, to serve customers in India and south-east Asia

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