SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket into orbit with 20 Starlink satellites, including some with direct-to-cell capabilities that will improve access to text and voice data on Earth.

"Ignition and liftoff. Go Falcon. Go Starlink," mission control said as the rocket lifted off at 10:16 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Two-and-a-half minutes into the flight, stage separation was confirmed with the first stage landing on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean 6 minutes later.

"Falcon 9's first stage lands on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship, completing our first launch and landing this month," according to SpaceX.

The Starlink satellites launched Tuesday include 13 with direct-to-cell capabilities that will provide "seamless access to text, voice and data for LTE phones across the globe," according to SpaceX.

Tuesday's launch was the 20th flight for the first-stage booster, which previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPOWER-a, PSN SATRIA, Telkomsat Merah Putih 2 and 10 Starlink missions.

According to SpaceX, Tuesday's launch was also the fastest turnaround for a passive fairing.

"The passive fairing half for this mission recently supported a Starlink mission launch on May 22 – less than two weeks ago – marking our fastest launch-to-launch turnaround for fairing refurbishment and reuse," it said.