SpaceX rocket launches Sirius XM digital radio satellite, nails nighttime landing at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a veteran Falcon 9 rocket on its third trip to space Sunday (June 6) to carry  a massive radio satellite into orbit for Sirius XM before returning to Earth. 

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:26 a.m. EDT (0426 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, marking the company’s 18th launch of the year. It carried the SXM-8 digital radio satellite into orbit for customer Sirius XM. 

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