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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying communications satellite

Aug 07, 2019 15:15 IST
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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a communications satellite AMOS-17. The satellite was deployed 31 minutes after the launch. The rocket was launched on Tuesday night and the satellite will provide communications services to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. AMOS-17 was supposed to go into orbit three years ago. The Falcon 9 rocket was earlier launched two times in July 2018 and November 2019.