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SpaceX launches communications satellite from Cape Canaveral

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 08:43:50-04

SpaceX launched a critical communications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early Monday morning from Cape Canaveral. 

The launch occurred around 12:30 a.m.

SpaceX said the SES 12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcast and communication services in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, including India and Indonesia. 

The all-electric satellite can last up to 22 years in space. 

The launch had been delayed since February.

Portions of this article courtesy of CNN Newsource