SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 satellite Thaicom-6




SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 satellite Thaicom-6
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Company SpaceX launched the first of this year booster Falcon 9 spacecraft to deliver the Asian satellite operator Thaicom into geosynchronous transfer orbit. This is the second in the history of the successful launch of a commercial satellite. The first was made ​​in December last year .

Falcon 9 launch took place on January 6 at 17:06 local time (January 7, 2:06 MSK) from Launch Complex SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral in Florida (USA). Approximately 184 seconds after launch joined Merlin engine of the second stage and led the satellite Thaicom 6 temporary intermediate orbit. A minute later the engine is started again to deliver the machine to the destination.

Today’s launch of the satellite Thaicom-6 marks the eighth successful on account of the Falcon 9 launch. SpaceX Thaicom thanks for your support during this campaign and hopes to busy schedule in 2014 – said SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell.

Elon Musk company plans this year, about 50 runs, more than half of which are commercial. The rest is reserved for NASA and government organizations.
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