Jan. 3 (UPI) -- SpaceX's first rocket launch of 2023 blasted off Tuesday morning, sending more than 100 satellites into space that will provide various services for agriculture, maritime monitoring and radio scrutiny.
The Falcon 9 launched the Transporter-6 rideshare mission from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at about 9:56 a.m., EST.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket safely returned to Earth and landed after boosting the second stage into space.
SpaceX said the flight carried 114 satellite payloads "including CubeSats, microsats, picosats and orbital transfer vehicles carrying spacecraft to be deployed at a later time."
The launch on behalf of EOSDA will contain seven agriculture satellites to work with a constellation.
"This launch brings new game-changing possibilities of satellite technologies to the agricultural industry," EOSDA CEO Artiom Anisimov said. "EOSDA will now work with proprietary datasets to provide even deeper and more accurate insights for its customers and partners."