Congratulations SpaceX for a Beautiful Nighttime Sirius Launch
“The second stage carried out two engine firings to reach the planned elliptical orbit, releasing the SXM-8 satellite to fly on its own 32 minutes after liftoff. The satellite will use its own propulsion system over the next several weeks to reach the required circular orbit 22,300 miles above the equator.
The 15,400-pound SXM-8 spacecraft features a large dish-shaped mesh antenna designed to relay programming to mobile radios across North America. The satellite has a design life of 15 years.” Credit CBS News
And you can see a replay of the launch at this SpaceX site…