Following a delay of more than two months, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) launched six second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites atop a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket July 14. The two-stage Falcon 9 lifted off at 11:15 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, carrying six Orbcomm OG2 satellites weighing 172 kg (380 lbs) each to an altitude of 743 km. SpaceX provided a live video feed of the launch, but ended the webcast before the six machine-to-machine messaging spacecraft ...


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