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WATCH: SpaceX launches satellites into orbit for NASA

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Posted at 12:44 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 16:01:44-04

(KGTV) -- Tuesday, SpaceX launchged several satellites into orbit that will replace a satellite network and monitor climate change. 

The Iridium-6/GRACE-FO satellites were launched just before 1 p.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. 

For this particular mission, SpaceX launched five Iridium NEXT satellites as part of the company's campaign to replace the world's largest commercial satellite network. 

A total of eight Iridium NEXT launches are planned with the company that will send into orbit 75 new satellites. 

Also on board the Falcon 9 rocket will be satellites that will monitor the movement of earth's mass for NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences.

Watch the launch in the player below: