SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket

Mandatory Credit: SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launches rocket Falcon 9 into space. The rocket released a new fleet of the company's Starlink internet satellites into orbit.. Falcon 9 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, at 7.04 pm January 17. The rocket launched 49 Starlink satellites, deploying them into the orbit.