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USA: SpaceX successfully launches advanced Israeli satellite AMOS-1701:11

USA: SpaceX successfully launches advanced Israeli satellite AMOS-17

United States, Cape Canaveral
August 7, 2019 at 00:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Israel’s Spacecom AMOS-17 communications satellite was successfully launched into orbit by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusable rocket from Cape Canaveral on Florida’s space coast on Tuesday.

The tenth launch of the year for Elon Musk’s private space endeavour, the AMOS-17 mission was operated free of charge to make up for the loss of a satellite back in 2016, when Spacecom’s AMOS-6, valued at $200 million (178.3 million Euro), was destroyed while on-board a previous Falcon 9.

The destruction of the SpaceX rocket, which caught fire while being filled with propellant, led to a complete overhaul of the Falcon 9 fuel system in the following years. This was the 46th successful mission after the rocket’s redesign.

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Israel’s Spacecom AMOS-17 communications satellite was successfully launched into orbit by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusable rocket from Cape Canaveral on Florida’s space coast on Tuesday.

The tenth launch of the year for Elon Musk’s private space endeavour, the AMOS-17 mission was operated free of charge to make up for the loss of a satellite back in 2016, when Spacecom’s AMOS-6, valued at $200 million (178.3 million Euro), was destroyed while on-board a previous Falcon 9.

The destruction of the SpaceX rocket, which caught fire while being filled with propellant, led to a complete overhaul of the Falcon 9 fuel system in the following years. This was the 46th successful mission after the rocket’s redesign.

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