SpaceX Launches 53  Booster Turnaround

Starlink Satellites, Quickest

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launched

Another big batch of Starlink internet satellites and landed on a ship at sea on April 29 in the quickest-ever turnaround of a preflown booster.

A Falcon 9 Topped With 53 Starlink

Spacecraft lifted off today at 5:27 p.m. EDT (2127 GMT) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

About 8.5 Minutes Later

The rocket's first stage returned to Earth and landed on the SpaceX droneship Just Read The Instructions, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.

The Falcon 9's Upper Stage

Meanwhile, continued carrying the Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit.

If All Goes

According to plan, the 53 spacecraft will be deployed roughly an hour after launch.

It Was The Sixth Liftoff

And landing for this Falcon first stage, according to a SpaceX mission description.

2 Russian Cosmonauts  International Space Station

Spacewalk Outside