The company SpaceX, of the millionaire Elon musk, launched the rocket from Cape Canaveral this day Falcon 9, which carries the Israeli satellite Amos 17, which will provide high-performance broadband connectivity and other communication services in Italy Africa, Middle East and Europe.
The Falcon 9 took off tonight from the Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral aviation station in Florida, after its launch was postponed last Sunday after the survey a "suspicious valve" in one of the rocket engines.
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This operation is characterized by the union two traditionally rival companies: SpaceX, responsible for the transport of the satellite in his Falcon 9 and Boeing rocket, which he built Amos 17 for the Israeli company Spacecom, referring to CNN.
Amos 17, with a cost of 161 million dollars and a life expectancy of over 15 years, is a state-of-the-art high-performance multiband satellite, which will provide sub-Saharan African communication services and offer coverage for satellite services markets in Middle East and Europe.
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The Falcon 9 rocket, from the SpaceX aerospace transport company, was launched in late 2010 with a price of 62 million dollars, figure considered very low as for its competitors, according to CNN.
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