Falcon 9 launches SES-8, first GTO mission
12/3/13 ~ 5:41pm

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches on its first geosynchronous transfer orbit mission with the SES-8
communications satellite for SES World Skies. The launch is the second, and first from Florida, of the new, much taller
224-foot Falcon 9 version 1.1. Liftoff occured just 15 minutes after sunset from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral.

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