RazakSAT, a Malaysian satellite built by Astronautic Technology, has been launched into space onboard Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 1 rocket.

RazakSAT will take images of agricultural lands, forests, urban centres and other targets in Malaysia for commercial and government clients.

The launch is the fifth flight for SpaceX, which witnessed three unsuccessful launch attempts in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The company’s fourth launch in September 2008 successfully placed a dummy payload into orbit.