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Video: The hits keep coming from SpaceX

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket rises into the night sky to send the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket rises into the night sky to send the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Another week, another launch. That is what it is getting to be like for SpaceX. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 the NewSpace company once more carried out a flight of its highly-successful Falcon 9 rocket.

For SpaceX’s fifteenth mission of the year, the payload was the Merah Putih telecommunications satellite. It was sent aloft at 1:18 a.m. EDT (5:18 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 located in Florida. If SpaceX continues apace with its launch manifest, the company could reach 24 flights – an average of two per month.

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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