Successful SpaceX Rocket Launch

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The launch took place on 15 November with the Space center of a name Kennedy in Florida.

The Falcon 9 rocket's first stage is the same one that was flown on July 22 with the Telstar 19V mission. The rocket reusability is a breakthrough needed to reduce the cost of access to space and enable people to live on other planets, according to SpaceX.

Because rockets can be reused, SpaceX launches are cheaper. Two firings 32 minutes after liftoff put the Es'hail 2 communications satellite into the required elliptical "transfer" orbit.

Built by Mitsubishi Electric Company, based on their DS 2000 satellite bus, Es'hail-2 has a proven, modular platform with high power capability and flexibility for a broad range of applications.

It also features the first Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation - AMSAT - payload to fly aboard a geostationary satellite, providing coverage stretching from Brazil to Thailand.

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Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket capable of re-flight. Es'hailSat, established in 2010 in Doha, owns and operates satellites to serve broadcasters, businesses and governments.

To get there, the satellite's on-board propulsion system will be used to raise the low-point of the orbit and maneuver the spacecraft into the proper orbital slot where it can provide government and private-sector communications across the Middle East, including direct-to-home television and data services. The rocket fired up three of its engines to slow down for entry into the thick lower atmosphere, using titanium "grid fins" at the top of the rocket for steering and attitude control.

After liftoff, SpaceX intends to land the Falcon 9 first-stage booster the company's drone ship several hundred miles out in the Atlantic.

Earlier, the President and CEO of Es'hailSat, Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, said: "We are very excited about the launch of Es'hail-2, the second in our planned fleet of satellites".

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