SpaceX launched a rocket designed for manned missions

The rocket put into orbit a communications satellite

Company SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket, which is designed to conduct manned space flight. Taking off from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida, rocket has delivered into orbit a Bangladeshi communications satellite.

New fifth version, the Falcon 9 underwent a series of upgrades compared to the previous one. Shortly after the start of the first stage of the rocket returned and successfully sat on a floating platform in the Atlantic ocean. This modification of the first stage can be used up to ten times, which will reduce the cost of operations and shorten the launch preparation.

In total, SpaceX successfully returned to the Earth 24 of the accelerator and re-used 11.

This is the ninth launch of SpaceX this year.