SpaceX Successfully Launched Telstar Satellite Into Orbit

At 12:45 AM ET, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX' Falcon 9 rocket launched carrying the Canadian Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite.

As announced by Telesat global satellite operator, the Telstar 18 VANTAGE is designed to expand the company's global coverage to the Pacific Ocean region, as well as China, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia.

“Telstar 18 VANTAGE is a high throughput, highly flexible, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide a significant competitive advantage to customers serving the demanding requirements of broadcast, enterprise and government users throughout Asia ,” stated Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO in a press release.

Telesat’s satellite was carried to orbit by SpaceX's powerful and reusable Falcon 9 rocket using a new Block 5 configuration and deployed into orbit 32 minutes after the rocket's liftoff.

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