SpaceX launches Falcon 9 carrying latest Starlink mission

SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday evening. Liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket occurred at 11:38 p.m. ET. 

Onboard were 22 of the internet satellites that carried into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. 

This was the 17th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, marking the first Falcon 9 booster to reach this milestone. It previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, Intelsat G-33/G-34, Transporter-6, and 11 Starlink missions. 

Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the droneship A Short Fall of Gravitas, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.