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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket with 64 satellites into space, the company said in a press release.

    "On Monday, December 3rd at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California," the release said on Monday. "Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a US-based launch vehicle to date."

    Six deployments occurred about 13 to 43 minutes after the launch, and Spaceflights will command its own deployments over a period of six hours, the release said. The mission set a record for the largest single launch of satellites from US soil, the release said.

    It also marked the first time SpaceX launched the same booster for a third time, the release noted.

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