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SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

December 3, 2018 9:05 PM
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(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever “rideshare” mission by a U.S.-based rocket.

The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third voyage to space for the same Falcon 9 rocket - another milestone for SpaceX’s cost-cutting reusable rocket technology.

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