Earlier today the United Launch Alliance launched its final Atlas V rocket of 2016.
Today they launched the EchoStarXIX communications satellite which will be used by HughesNet in order to beam high-speed internet to homes and businesses in North America.
To get this started, ULA launched the probe into a geosynchronous orbit of around 22,000 miles above Earth, from which the satellite will match the Earth’s rotation, allowing it to keep beaming the internet access to the same location at all times.
With today’s launch, ULA has reached a milestone of 12 launches in 2016 and a total of 115 launches since the company was first formed.
You can watch a replay of the latest of the launches via the video embed below.