SpaceX Launches Cluster Of Commercial Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (July 14, 2014) Private space exploration company SpaceX, which tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco, launched a rocket packed with communication satellites Monday.

The SpaceX Falcon rocket lifted off Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with six advanced satellites on board for the New Jersey-based Orbcomm.

Eleven more of these satellites are to be launched in the coming year.

The 374-pound satellites will offer two-way data links to help customers track, monitor and control transportation and logistics assets, heavy equipment, oil and gas infrastructure, ships and buoys, and government-owned equipment.

The launch had been delayed repeatedly since May for technical and other reasons.

SpaceX is also transporting cargo for NASA.

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