On March 1 SpaceX's Falcon 9 deployed two communication satellites to a supersynchronous transfer orbit. This video shows the second one, the EUTELSAT 115 West B. And it feels like a clip from 2001: A Space Odyssey. So cool.


According to EUTELSAT's website it "will provide the Americas with new satellite capacity to reach markets serving high-growth data, video, mobility and government applications."

Editor's note: I have never seen a satellite deployment from this perspective and with this clarity. I remember the ones from the shuttle years, but nothing like this. My searches are coming blank. Have you seen anything like this?—JD

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