SpaceX announced a new satellite launch Tuesday, and the first launch was an update on a long-standing mission.
The launch occurred about 7:30 p.m. local time at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 11:05 a.m., the company said in a statement.
It took off vertically from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Kennedy Space Center, Florida, with an orbital inclination of 90 degrees.
That was just over 2 hours and 46 minutes after liftoff.
The rocket had to climb and descend for the first two minutes of the flight, then the rocket got up again for the second, third and fourth minutes.
The rocket landed in a field at Cape Verde, in the Atlantic Ocean, before the first stage landed in the sea.
It’s the second SpaceX launch in two days.
The company last flew a satellite on April 20, with a satellite launch from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Control Center.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off on a Falcon 9 first stage in June for the last time.
The launch was part of a mission that was part weather satellite, part weather-monitoring satellite, a weather satellite for the United States, and a weather-tracking satellite.
The first stage of the Falcon Heavy was the only part of the rocket that landed on the ocean.