SpaceX launches Falcon 9 carrying Amazonas Nexus communications satellite

SpaceX had a successful liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday night, carrying the Hispasat Amazonas Nexus geostationary communications satellite.

The rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station under clear skies. 

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About eight minutes after liftoff, the first stage booster landed on the droneship Just Read the Instructions, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. The first stage supporting this mission previously launched SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, and three Starlink missions.  The landing marked the 170th recovery of an orbital class rocket.

Amazonas Nexus will provide broadband connectivity to airplanes, ships, and other mobile users across the Americas, Greenland, and travel corridors across the Atlantic Ocean.