Watch SpaceX launch its biggest crop of satellites yet with a twice-used rocket

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX will launch a crop of 64 small satellites from Southern California using a Falcon 9 rocket that the company has already flown twice before. It’s a groundbreaking launch for SpaceX in numerous ways. Not only is this the first time the company will fly a rocket for a third time, but this will be the largest batch of spacecraft that has ever taken off on a single flight from US soil.

The massive ride-share was coordinated by Spaceflight Industries, a company that brokers rides on rockets for satellite operators. Typically, Spaceflight will help get small satellites into orbit by finding extra room on a vehicle that’s already launching a larger satellite to space. But this upcoming SpaceX launch, known as the…

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