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SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Mysterious Satellite Loss

The Falcon 9 launch on Jan. 31.

The Falcon 9 launch on Jan. 31.


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Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a satellite to geostationary transfer orbit as customer missions continue while inquiries into its last mission press on.

The rocket carrying a satellite for the Luxembourg government and satellite operator SES SA took off Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite -- called GovSat-1 -- deployed roughly 32 minutes after the launch.