The rocket was launched at 8:20:03 Kyiv time (1:20 a.m. EST) from Complex 39A (LC-39A) of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the 108th launch of the Falcon missiles.
8 minutes 26 seconds after the launch, a part of the Falcon 9 rocket landed on the unmanned platform (Just Read the Instructions) in the Atlantic Ocean.
As we reported earlier, SpaceX has been awarded a $150.4 million contract to launch as many as 28 satellites for the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA).
"The contract is to launch a mix of small and medium spacecraft of different sizes that the Space Development Agency is acquiring from multiple vendors. That includes 20 data-relay satellites known as the Transport Layer and the other eight are missile-warning satellites known as the Tracking Layer," reads the report.