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SpaceX launches European communications satellite Eutelsat

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The Eutelsat 10B satellite, which weighs 4.5 tons, was designed and built by the Franco-Italian company Thales Alenia Space.

The American company SpaceX has successfully launched the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, launching the European communications satellite Eutelsat 10B into orbit. The company announced this on Twitter on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Orbital launch confirmed.

The launch took place on Tuesday at 21:57 US East Coast time (Wednesday at 04:57 Kyiv time) from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

About 35 minutes after launch, the satellite separated from the second stage of the launch vehicle and began its independent flight.

The Eutelsat 10B satellite weighing 4.5 tons was designed and built by the Franco-Italian company Thales Alenia Space for the French telecommunications company Eutelsat Communications. It is designed to provide sea and air transportation communication services. The satellite is equipped with 36 Ku-band transponders and 20 C-band transponders.

This spacecraft will replace the Eutelsat 10A satellite, which will expire at the end of 2023.

Recall that at the end of October, the Ukrainian plane Ruslan brought a satellite for SpaceX to the United States. The weight of the cargo is 50 tons, including a special container 14.6 m long, 5.4 m wide and 4.2 m high.

SpaceX sent a crew including a Russian cosmonaut to the ISS

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Source: korrespondent

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