SpaceX launches SES-22 communications satellite, lands rocket at sea

A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday at 5:04 p.m.

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,

The Falcon 9's upper stage, meanwhile, continued hauling SES-22 toward a geosynchronous transfer orbit,

The satellite "will deliver TV and radio to millions of American homes 

SES-22's launch was the 27th of the year for SpaceX and the 161st flight of a Falcon 9 overall

 It was also the first of two planned liftoffs from American soil within about eight hours of each other.

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