SpaceX kicks off 2023 with Falcon 9 Transporter 6 launch on Florida’s Space Coast

Rocket carrying small microsatellites, nanosatellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX kicked off the new year on Tuesday with a successful Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The space agency launched the rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, carrying a number of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for government and commercial groups in what is called a sun-synchronous orbit, meaning the satellites will orbit the Earth in a position that is always the same relative to the sun.

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The Falcon 9′s first-stage booster returned to Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

This marks the first launch of 2023.

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