This was the launch of the SpaceX rocket in Florida



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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