SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite into orbit

SpaceX успешно вывела спутник связи на орбиту

The satellite, EchoStar will hold in the space of 15 years.

Us company SpaceX has successfully launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral heavy Falcon 9 rocket with the satellite EchoStar 23. This was reported on the company’s page in Twitter.

The run went according to plan, the satellite successfully separated from the rocket into geostationary orbit.

The mass of the satellite EchoStar 23 is 5.5 tons, it will provide telecommunications services to Brazil. It is planned that the satellite will be in orbit for 15 years.

Successful deployment of @EchoStar XXIII to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit confirmed.

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 16, 2017

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