SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket With Koreasat Satellite for S. Korea

© AP Photo / John RaouxA Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. - Sputnik International
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The rocket is carrying a satellite for South Korean KTsat company as a replacement for another one, which was launched in 2006.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A Falcon 9 with the Koreasat 5A communications satellite was successfully launched by spaceflight firm SpaceX in the US state of Florida on Monday, according to the company’s broadcast.

The liftoff took place from Cape Canaveral.

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. - Sputnik International
Falcon 9 Rocket With Telecom Satellite Blasts Off Into Space
The rocket is carrying the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for South Korean KTsat company, and will replace Koreasat 5, which was launched in 2006. The spacecraft is manufactured by France’s Thales Alenia Space.

Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home broadcasting and other communications services, to South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia.

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