SpaceX rocket launches 11 satellites, including one for South Korea, on Bandwagon-1 shared flight (photos)

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SpaceX launched 11 satellites on its first Bandwagon-1 class rideshare mission from Florida tonight (April 7) and achieved a night rocket landing just minutes later.

TO Falcon 9 The rocket lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) tonight at 7:16 pm EDT (2316 GMT), kicking off the 11-satellite Bandwagon-1 mission. The spacecraft successfully reached orbit, with SpaceX ending its livestream early at the request of its client South Korea, which flew its Project 425 SAR synthetic aperture radar satellite on the mission, according to Spaceflight Now.

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