LAKE MARY, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Central Florida Wednesday morning for the GPS III Space Vehicle 06 mission.
Liftoff happened at 7:24 a.m. ET from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
This marked the sixth mission for the GPS III Block and the fifth GPS III mission launch for SpaceX. The GPS Block III comprises the first 10 satellites used to keep the U.S. Space Fore's Navstar Global Positioning System operational.
The first stage booster supporting this mission was previously launched on Crew-5. Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The launch comes just a few days after SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral carrying the Space Force's second communications satellite and a rideshare satellite hosting multiple experimental payloads into orbit.