SpaceX Successfully Launches AsiaSat 8 Spacecraft

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a high-powered commercial telecommunications satellite into space early Tuesday morning, August 5. The rocket, which was carrying the AsiaSat 8 spacecraft into orbit, lifted off from SpaceX’s launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:00 a.m. EDT.

This footage shows the live launch webcast of the AsiaSat 8 mission. Credit: SpaceX

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