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Created 2-Mar-15
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From A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites. Eutelsat 115 West B will provide the Americas with video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat. ABS 3A will distribute television programming, Internet and mobile phone connectivity, and maritime services across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong. Built by Boeing, the satellites are the first spacecraft to launch in a conjoined configuration and are the first payloads to use all-electric propulsion for orbit-raising.

Photos taken from Port Canaveral; a distance of 10 miles.