SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

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SpaceX launched a communications satellite early Monday morning.

SpaceX's latest satellite launch-its 11th mission this year, again using a Falcon 9-took place at Cape Canaveral early Monday.

The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES.

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The 12,000-pound SES-12 spacecraft, built by Airbus Defence and Space, will deliver high-speed data to across Asia and the Pacific. The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing.

The rocket's first stage booster has flown before, back in September when it launched the U.S. Air Force's top-secret military space plane, the X-37B. Its first stages are created to fly 10 times with inspections between landing and launch only, and 100 times or more with some refurbishment involved.

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