PHOTO OF THE DAY: SpaceX Sends 105 Satellites to Space After Thursday Morning Rocket Launch

rocket lifted off at 10:25 a.m. ET

On Thursday, January 13 at 10:25 a.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched Transporter-3, SpaceX’s third dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Space Launch Delta 45 Image)

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday.

ABOVE VIDEO: Falcon 9’s first stage lands on Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – On Thursday, January 13 at 10:25 a.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched Transporter-3, SpaceX’s third dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

This was the tenth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 stage booster, which previously supported launch of Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and five Starlink missions.

Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

On board this launch were 105 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer vehicles).

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