SpaceX Launches SES-8 Communications Satellite

  • Dec 3, 2013 3:40pm GMT

The third time was the charm. SpaceX successfully launched the Orbital Sciences SES-8 communications satellite on Tuesday evening aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

After first being established in a parking orbit, the spacecraft had a successful secondary burn which will raise the orbit and place it in its final orbit over South Asia and Asia Pacific regions.