Spacex Launches Egyptian 

Communications Satellite

SpaceX launched a 

communications satellite and landed the returning rocket on a ship at sea on Wednesday (June 8).

Two-stage Falcon 9 rocket

 carrying Nilesat 301, a satellite that will be operated by the Egyptian company Nilesat, launched from Cape Canaveral 

Two-stage Falcon 9 rocket

 carrying Nilesat 301, a satellite that will be operated by the Egyptian company Nilesat, launched from Cape Canaveral 

The Falcon 9's first

 stage came back to Earth about 8 minutes and 45 seconds after launch, touching down on the SpaceX droneship 

The Falcon 9'

continued hauling Nilesat 301 to a geostationary transfer orbit,deploying the satellite there 33 minutes after liftoff

 The Nilesat 301 launch

 continues a very busy stretch for SpaceX; Elon Musk's company has now launched 23 orbital missions in 2022, 

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