SpaceX launches Falcon 9 carrying ANASIS-II communications satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday, carrying with it a South Korean communications satellite, ANASIS-II.

SpaceX reused a Falcon 9 booster that previously launched the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.

The ANASIS-II mission is the first dedicated communication satellite built for the South Korean government.

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Following stage separation, SpaceX once again landed the Falcon 9’s first stage on the 'Just Read the Instructions' droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.