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Rocket firm Space X looks to Asia's satellite market

10 January 2014 Last updated at 01:58 GMT

Asia's satellite operators are hailing the potential of new technology developed by an American firm which slashes the cost of launches.

The rocket company, Space X, has sent a second satellite from Cape Canaveral in Florida into orbit.

It offers launches that undercut established players, and aims to shake up the rocket business.

The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports on Asian operators hoping to use Space X to expand their reach.