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Bergen County Satellite Company Hitches Ride On SpaceX Rocket

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The rocket, carrying 11 communications satellites for Orbcomm, Inc., is the first launch of the rocket since a failed mission to the International Space.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The rocket, carrying 11 communications satellites for Orbcomm, Inc., is the first launch of the rocket since a failed mission to the International Space. Photo Credit: Facebook/SpaceX

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- SpaceX may have successfully landed it's Falcon 9 Rocket after a 10-minute flight on Monday, but for Rochelle Park-based Orbcomm Inc., the success came before the end of the mission, according to NorthJersey.com.

Orbcomm, a satellite, and cellular provider, was able to launch 11 satellites into orbit during the mission in an effort to provide clearer signal, greater capacity and more clairty to both private and government clients. The company now has 17 satellites orbiting the earth at approximately 17,000 mph, NorthJersey.com reported.

Companies that will rely on these new satellites include Wal-Mart and Caterpillar, NorthJersey.com said.

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