TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Private spaceflight company SpaceX launched its SES-22 rocket into a geosynchronous transfer orbit Wednesday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
SpaceX said its Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) during a two-hour launch window that opened at 5:04 p.m. ET. A backup launch opportunity was also available on Thursday, June 30 within the same window.
According to the company, the rocket’s first stage booster used to support Wednesday’s mission was previously used in the launch of one Starlink mission.
After the first stage separates, the booster landed on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” droneship that was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.