SpaceX Launches   Lands Rocket at Sea

Communications Satellite,

SpaceX launched a 

commercial communications satellite and landed a rocket on a ship at sea on Wednesday

A two-stage Falcon 9

 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday at 5:04 p.m. EDT 

About 8.5 minutes after

 launch, the Falcon 9's first stage came back down to Earth for a pinpoint touchdown on the SpaceX droneship 

It was the second launch

and landing for this Falcon 9 first stage, which previously helped loft a batch of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites

 The Falcon 9's upper stage 

continued hauling SES-22 toward a geosynchronous transfer orbit, deploying the satellite there 33.5 minutes after liftoff

SES-22 will be operated by

 the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES. The satellite "will deliver TV and radio to millions of American homes

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