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SpaceX boosts US spy satellite into orbit

SpaceX boosts US spy satellite into orbit
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A classified spy satellite has been boosted into orbit for the US military. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks a ten-year monopoly held by a Lockheed Martin-Boeing partnership.

While it was SpaceX’s 34th flight, it was the company’s first for the Department of Defense.

After lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the successful detachment of the satellite, the rocket turned around and touched down at a nearby landing pad.