KEY POINTS
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket into the record books on Sunday, with the first mission of its "SmallSat Rideshare" program called Transporter-1.
  • The Falcon 9 rocket carried 143 spacecraft into orbit — a new global record for the most spacecraft launched at once.
  • The company's SmallSat Rideshare launches give smaller satellites — as small as the size of a mailbox — an option to orbit for as little as $1 million for 200 kilograms
The Falcon 9 rocket stands on the launchpad in Florida ahead of liftoff for the Transporter-1 mission.

SpaceX launched another rocket into the record books on Sunday with the first mission of its "rideshare" program carrying dozens of small satellites into space.

The Falcon 9 rocket, which took off from Florida's Cape Canaveral, carried 143 spacecraft into orbit — a new global record for the most spacecraft launched at once, and surpassing the mark of 104 set by an Indian PSLV rocket in February 2017.