Agence France-PresseJanuary 7, 2014 02:46
US company SpaceX said Monday it had deployed a commercial Thai satellite, in its second successful launch in weeks.
The private firm's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 2206 GMT, carrying with it the Thaicom 6 telecommunications satellite.
Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, confirmed on Twitter that Thaicom 6 had been delivered "to a perfect orbit."
Thaicom 6, which belongs to satellite operator Thaicom, will provide services to Southeast Asia and parts of Africa.