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Photos: SpaceX Launches SES-9 Satellite, Attempts Rocket Landing

SES-9 Launch on March 4

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

Falcon 9 Rocket SES-9 Launch

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SES-9 Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SpaceX SES-9 Launch

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SES-9 SpaceX Launch From Above

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SES-9 Satellite Close-Up

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A close-up of the SES-9 communications satellite that launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

Falcon 9 Rocket Ready for Launch

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The Falcon 9 rocket sits ready to launch the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SpaceX SES-9 Communications Satellite

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SpaceX launched a SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SES-9 Full View

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Full view of SES-9 communications satellite that launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

SES-9 Communications Satellite and Falcon 9 Rocket

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The Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 4, 2016.

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