On Thursday, October 27 at 6:14 p.m. PT, SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit

Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

This was the eighth launch and landing for this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, and now six Starlink missions.

SpaceX launched yet another big batch of its Starlink broadband satellites and landed a rocket on a ship at sea Thursday night

The Falcon 9's first stage came back to Earth and made a pinpoint landing a little less than nine minutes

After launch on the SpaceX droneship Of Course I Still Love You, which was stationed in the Pacific Ocean

SpaceX has now conducted 49 orbital missions in 2022, and nearly two-thirds of them have ferried big Starlink batches skyward

SpaceX has launched more than 3,500 satellites (opens in new tab) for Starlink

SpaceX is a privately-funded rocket manufacturer and transport services company. Also known as Space Exploration Technologies, it was founded by Elon Musk

SpaceX absorbed knowledge from legacy NASA programs, cutting-edge software development, and its own constant testing