SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the 17th time, tying a record, on September 23.
The Falcon 9 rocket carried 22 Starlink internet satellites and took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed on a SpaceX drone ship after launch, marking its 17th successful liftoff and landing.
The 22 Starlink satellites were deployed approximately 65 minutes after the Falcon 9 rocket launch.
Starlink is SpaceX’s internet megaconstellation, with over 4,750 operational satellites currently providing service to customers worldwide.
SpaceX is planning to launch a total of 42,000 satellites in the future.
The SpaceX successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral marked the 200th time that SpaceX has launched a previously flown Falcon 9 first stage, Spaceflight Now reported.
The booster used for this mission, known as 1060, has already been on 17 flights, making it the second to reach this milestone.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 11:38 p.m. EDT and around eight and a half minutes later, the booster landed on a drone ship.
The Falcon 9 rocket launch had one delayed scheduled time change and will be followed by another opportunity at 12:05 a.m. EDT, with four more opportunities available on Sunday night.
The Falcon 9 first-stage fleet has been re-certified for 20 reuses, with excellent weather conditions predicted for the launch, Spaceflight Now added.