SpaceX Elon Musk has launched a California Falcon 9 from California carrying 64 small satellites to a low orbit around the Earth, the largest rocket and runner-up company in the United States.
The mission, known as SSO-A, also marked the third journey to space for the same Falcon 9 rocket – another milestone for rocket technology that can be used to cut SpaceX cost.
The Falcon 9 was blown away from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:34 am local time (0534 AEDT) carries satellites from 34 different companies, agencies, government and universities.
SpaceX said the mission was "one of the most complex and complex efforts" for Seattle-based Spaceflight based on the share company that organized a piece for every satellite maker.
The mission comes days after India drives a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space.
After the launch, the first phase extension of Falcon 9 returned to the ground as it was proposed, landing on a ship off the southern coast of California, by a live video of the flight.
However, the Falcon 9 payment clutch – satellite protection enclosure during the launch – had lost netting on the boat and finished at sea.
"Halves Fairing Halves has lost the net but touches soft in the water," said Musk, chief executive of SpaceX, on Twitter. He said the boat was moving to collect.
"It's a plan to dry and launch again. There's nothing wrong with swim a little," said Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla, on Twitter.