SpaceX rocket launches successfully

Updated: Aug. 24, 2017 at 4:23 PM CDT
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(WAFF) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched on Thursday afternoon.


The rocket, part of the FORMOSAT-5 mission, is carrying a satellite developed by the Taiwan National Space Organization. The purpose of the satellite is to enhance Taiwan's self-reliant space technology capabilities.

A tweet from SpaceX confirms the rocket successfully landed on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean.

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