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SpaceX conducted a successful launch and land of a Falcon 9 rocket Monday in a mission to deliver South Korea’s first military satellite into space.
The Anasis-II mission launched from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Successful separation of the satellite occurred about 33 minutes into the mission.
SpaceX also managed to use its ships to successfully catch both fairing halves, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted.
SpaceX originally planned to launch the mission on July 14, but stopped before liftoff to perform extra checks on the Falcon 9’s upper stage.
The same rocket was previously flown for SpaceX’s first astronaut-crewed mission, Demo-2, on May 30.
The first stage booster had a second successful landing on SpaceX’s drone ship “Just Read The Instructions” stationed offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the 57th successful landing of a first stage booster for the company.
Check out SpaceX’s broadcast of the mission above.