16:53 GMT06 August 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with Canada's Telstar 19V communications satellite was successfully launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, the company reported.

    The launch took place at 05:50 GMT.

    "The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff. Following stage separation, SpaceX successfully landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean," SpaceX said in a press release.

    ​Telstar 19V is designed to transmit broad-band signals in North and South America, as well as to provide Wi-Fi for air passengers over the North Atlantic.

    ​This was the second launch of the new version of SpaceX's Block 5 rocket, which has much more capability to be reused compared to the previous version of the Falcon 9, the Block 4.

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