A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Sunday morning at 1 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. The Falcon 9 rocket will boost the AsiaSat-6 satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lifts Off Successfully From Cape

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ABOVE LIVE STREAM: A Falcon 9 rocket will boost the AsiaSat-6 satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Sunday morning at 1 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off this Sunday morning at 1 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. (NASA.gov image)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Sunday morning at 1 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. (NASA.gov image)

The Falcon 9 rocket will boost the AsiaSat-6 satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

This is the second launch for AsiaSat by SpaceX after lifting AsiaSat-8 to orbit earlier this month.

Both are communications satellites that will support broadcasting, private networks, and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Hong Kong based ASIASAT Telecommunications Co. Ltd. owns the two spacecraft.

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The Falcon 9 rocket has completed nine launches – with three sending its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station to deliver and return cargo. SpaceX boasts the distinction of being the first commercial company to visit the ISS.

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