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.