SpaceX finally launches satellite for company whose payload it lost in 2016 explosion

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    After a 2016 explosion of a SpaceX rocket destroyed its satellite, Israeli satellite manufacturer Spacecom got a free do-over with Elon Musk’s rocket company. This time, everything went as planned.

    A Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch complex 40 at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday night, carrying with it an updated version of the satellite Spacecom tried to send to space that September day in 2016 when an accident derailed the courses of both Spacecom and SpaceX — at least temporarily.