SpaceX just launched a satellite into space on its Falcon 9 rocket - here's the live video

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SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, just used its Falcon 9 rocket to launch a Qatari communications satellite into orbit.

The Es'hail-2 satellite launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday afternoon. 

Qatar's earlier Es'hail-1 satellite was deployed in August 2013 in partnership with Eutelsat, a French telecommunications operator. The Falcon 9 is SpaceX's workhorse rocket -  this is the company's 18th mission in 2018, tying its total from last year. It was also the rocket's 63rd launch since 2010.

You can watch the video of the launch here:

 

 

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