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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Korean Communications Satellite

Posted at 10:28 AM, Oct 30, 2017

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a Korean Communications Satellite on Monday afternoon. 

SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched the KoreaSat 5A communications satellite at 3:34 p.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 

KoreaSat 5A is owned by the South Korean company KTSat, according to space.com. The satellite will provide TV and other communications services to people in South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. Read more here

After launch and following stage separation, the rocket returned to Earth for a soft landing onto a SpaceX "drone ship" stationed off of the Florida coast.