SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying heaviest payload to date into space

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites successfully launched Monday morning.

For SpaceX, two accomplishments from the day are particularly note-worthy. One: This was the heaviest payload in the history of the Falcon 9. Two: The first stage booster of the rocket continues to show its longevity -- this was the fourth time it was used.

It landed exactly on target on the company catch-ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Rocket enthusiasts were pleased to see the launch, Space Coast has been in a launch drought since late August.

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SpaceX, one of the biggest players in the commercial space sector, has ambitions of a satellite constellation network with tens of thousands of satellites providing high-speed Internet service and communication worldwide.