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Space X Rocket Delivers Payload of Two Satellites

A Falcon rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Sunday night and dispatched its payload of two new satellites into orbit.

A Falcon rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Sunday night and dispatched its payload of two new satellites into orbit.

A Space X Falcon 9 rocket launched Sunday night from Cape Canaveral in Florida, successfully delivering its payload of two state-of-the-art satellites into orbit.

It's the third launch this year for Elon Musk's aerospace company.

Musk says eventually the rocket itself will be brought back to earth and used again, slashing the cost of space travel. He tweeted during the launch that the rocket being used would not return, but that in a couple more missions, they would bring the rocket back, attempting to land it in the same place from where it launched.

The satellites will be used for everything from TV to cell phones and networking with other satellites.

 

 

More about the Space X launch and Elon Musk's remarks on IndustryWeek.  

IndustryWeek is an NED companion site within Penton’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group.

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