SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket delivers US Spy Satellite into Orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket delivers US Spy Satellite into Orbit
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SpaceX on Saturday launched its Falcon 9 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of the NROL-108 mission to deliver a US spy satellite into orbit, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The launch comes two days after it was originally intended to take off, but the launch was canceled with two minutes on the clock for technical reasons.

This is the fifth successful launch and landing for this Falcon 9 booster. The takeoff marked the record-setting 26th launch of the year for the company.

In May, SpaceX marked a new success by sending the first commercial crewed ISS mission into orbit.

The company launched its first satellite into orbit in 2018. The mission's goal was to provide people in areas with low to moderate population densities around the world with affordable high-speed Internet access, including people who had never had Internet access before.

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