(NBC) - The newest version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was launched early early Sunday morning at Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX launched its Block 5 rocket at 1:50 a.m., sending a Telstar 19 Vantage satellite into orbit 22,000 miles above the equator.
The device is a Canadian telecommunications satellite.
The reusable part of the rocket came back to Earth less than nine minutes later, landing on a ship off the coast of Florida.
The mission started a new phase for SpaceX, which is pushing to fly reusable rockets repeatedly into space.
This was SpaceX's thirteenth launch this year.
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