SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Tuesday evening, carrying 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. The instantaneous launch at 10:14 p.m. ET, occurred at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The launch was originally scheduled for earlier in the evening but was delayed due to upper-level winds.
The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched one Starlink mission and SES-22. Approximately nine minutes after launch, Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Earth, landing on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. It marked the 135th landing of an orbital class rocket.