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SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday and deployed three Canadian satellites into orbit.
The launchpad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was covered in a thick fog when the rocket blasted off at 10:17 a.m. ET. SpaceX said the satellites were sent into orbit about an hour after liftoff.
It was SpaceX’s seventh successful launch of the year.
RADARSAT Constellation was developed by the Canadian Space Agency to observe Canada’s land and waters, as well as the Arctic. Researchers aim to gather data on sea ice in nearby oceans and the Great Lakes, as well as the changing ecosystems within Canada.
The Falcon 9 flown in the mission was previously used to carry SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on its first flight to the International Space Station in March.
Watch SpaceX’s broadcast of the mission below.