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    Space X Target March 30 for Falcon 9 Rocket Launch of Communications Satellite

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    Engineers preparing the Falcon 9 rocket to resupply the International Space Station have completed a test of the rocket engines and set Thursday as the launch date, the private rocket company Space X announced in a Twitter statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The SES-10 satellite will broadcast television and video services throughout Latin America, according to Space X.

    "Static fire test complete. Targeting Thursday, March 30 for Falcon 9 launch of SES-10 [satellite]," the tweet stated on Monday.

    The launch from the Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida will be the first with a reused Falcon 9 booster stage that was recovered from a previous flight, media reported.


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