SpaceX launches South Korean military satellite

HOUSTON – SpaceX successfully launched South Korea's first military communications satellite into space on Monday.

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the Anasis-II satellite.

Built by Airbus Space and Defense, the satellite "will provide secure communications over a wide coverage," according to Airbus.

Anasis-II was originally scheduled to launch on July 14, but was postponed by SpaceX to allow time for additional preflight rocket checks.  

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Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Monday, July 20, 2020

Anasis-II was originally scheduled to launch on July 14.


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