A SpaceX rocket launches 11 satellites, including a South Korean satellite, on the Bandwagon-1 ride-sharing flight (photos)

SpaceX launched 11 satellites on its first Bandwagon-1 class ride-sharing mission from Florida tonight (April 7) and successfully landed an evening rocket landing just minutes later.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center tonight at 7:16 PM EDT (2316 GMT), kicking off the 11-satellite Bandwagon-1 mission. The spacecraft reached orbit successfully, with SpaceX ending its live broadcast early at the request of its customer South Korea, which sent its Project 425 SAR synthetic aperture radar satellite on the mission, according to Spaceflight Now.

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