SpaceX just launched a powerful Sirius XM satellite into orbit and nailed a rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a veteran Falcon 9 rockets on its seventh trip to space Sunday (Dec. 13) to carry a massive radio satellite into orbit for Sirius XM and then return to Earth.

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 hereat Cape Canaveral Space Force Station , marking the company’s 25th launch of the year. It carried the SXM-7 next-generation radio satellite into orbit for customer Sirius XM. 

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