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SpaceX launches 59 small satellites, lands rocket back on Earth 2022

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SpaceX launched 59 small satellites and landed the returning rocket on a "rideshare" mission called Transporter 5.

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A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida today at 2:35 p.m. EDT (1835 GMT), on a mission called Transporter 5.

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The Falcon 9's first stage came back to Earth for a vertical touchdown at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 about 8.5 minutes after launch.

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All 59 payloads were deployed into orbit by about 75 minutes after liftoff as planned, SpaceX representatives said.

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Transporter 5 is a "rideshare" mission that's lofting a variety of small satellites for a number of different customers.

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One of those customers is Canada-based GHGSat, which operates a network of spacecraft that detect methane emissions from orbit. Three GHGSat spacecraft are going up on today's flight. 

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