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SpaceX sucessfully launches communication satellite
Space X seems to be a company that refuses to give up. On Thursday, the company successfully launched a communications satellite into space.

The satellite was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

The satellite was lifted using the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket took off at 2 am (0600 GMT) carrying the EchoStar XXIII. EchoStar XXIII is a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation. 

"Successful deployment of @EchoStar XXIII to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit confirmed," the Hawthorne, California-headquartered company headed by Elon Musk, said in a tweet.

As per the company's statement, the satellite will be placed into orbit more that 35,000 kilometers above the Earth and will be used to provide telecommunications services to Brazil.

However, the company also said that SpaceX will not be attempting to land Falcon 9's first stage after launch "due to mission requirements."

The rocket carrying the satellite took off from NASA's historic launchpad 39A. 39A is the same launchpad from which space flights took astronauts to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s. The same launchpad was used for the space shuttle missions that ran from 1981 to 2011.

SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is emerging as the leader of the modern commercial space industry. It shot into limelight after becoming the first to send a private cargo carrier to the International Space Station in 2010.

But it has not been an easy journey for the California-based company. SpaceX has endured two costly disasters in the past two years. Once, the launchpad blasted resulting in destruction of a rocket and its satellite payload in September 2016. In June 2015, an explosion after lift off obliterated a Dragon cargo ship packed with provisions bound for the space station.

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