VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE (AP) — Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched 51 Starlink satellites into orbit from California on Monday night.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 8:55 p.m. and deployed the satellites, which was confirmed about 20 minutes after launch, according to the launch webcast.

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The rocket’s reusable first stage successfully returned and set down on an oceangoing landing platform in the Pacific. It has been used for multiple launches.

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Starlink is a satellite-based global internet system that SpaceX has been building for years.

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