A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed Israeli company Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit on Aug. 6. The spacecraft will provide internet and broadcast services to Africa and the Middle East. It was launched atop the 70-m (229-ft.), two-stage, liquid-fueled rocket at 7:23 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida. It was SpaceX’s tenth launch of 2019. The rocket’s first stage had flown two previous missions—the Telestar-19 Vantage mission in ...

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