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Haute 100 LA Update: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches Second Commercial Satellite

Courtesy of SpaceX
Courtesy of SpaceX

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX announced that it had deployed a commercial Thai satellite, in its second successful launch in weeks.

SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket made its launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying the Thaicom 6 telecommunications satellite.

The company confirmed via Twitter that Thaicom 6 had been delivered “to a perfect orbit.”

SpaceX’s involvement in the commercial satellite launch business has an estimated worth of $190 billion; the company is now being considered by the Pentagon as a serious candidate for launching military satellites. 

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