Falcon 9 rocket cargo includes 133 commercial and government spacecraft as well as 10 SpaceX satellites deployed under a "rideshare" programme.
The White House announced the creation of the new Space Force military arm in December, with President Donald Trump calling space "the world's newest warfighting domain."
Experts warn of threats arising from debris after India destroyed one of its own satellites in test that came some two weeks ahead of national election in which Hindu nationalist party BJP seeks another term.
At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 61 centimeters higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers.
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