SpaceX Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A Satellites

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SpaceX Successfully Launches EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A Satellites.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched and placed the EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A communications satellites into nominal orbits today.

The launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was right on time at the opening of the launch window at 10:29 a.m. EDT.

The secondary mission of landing the Falcon first stage ended with a hard landing on the Of Course I Still Love You autonomous spaceport drone ship and resulted in its destruction. It was the first landing failure after four consecutive successes.

Elon Musk tweeted:


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