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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket carrying a communications satellite that will provide television broadcast and data communications services over southeast Europe lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX successfully completed two Falcon 9 launches in one weekend


SpaceX successfully launched two Falcon 9 rockets over the weekend. Sunday's rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:25 p.m. PDT.

It was charged with carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. Iridium plans to launch 75 new satellites for its mobile voice and data communications system by mid-2018. Iridium said the new network will enable everyone on Earth to have "real-time connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere."

To watch the liftoff click here.

On Friday, the Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and carried a communications satellite for Bulgaria into orbit. Its first stage was recovered after landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic.

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, said he believes reusing components of used rockets will help bring down the cost of space launches.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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