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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for a record ninth time bringing 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for a record ninth time bringing 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for a record ninth time bringing 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for a record ninth time bringing 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the newest batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Sunday, and returned to Earth efficiently, touchdown on its Of Course I Nonetheless Love You drone ship within the Atlantic Ocean, the corporate introduced. (*9*)

Sunday’s mission marked a record ninth flight and touchdown for this Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX mentioned, which was a part of 5 earlier Starlink launches and the DM-1 mission for its Crew Dragon capsule. (*9*)

The satellites are a part of rising Starlink constellation, which SpaceX is constructing to offer web connectivity to rural areas on Earth. The corporate has permission to launch 12,000 satellites as a part of the challenge, and has more than 1,000 in orbit to this point. (*9*)

Starlink additionally has some 10,000 customers within the beta program it launched final 12 months. The Starlink equipment, which comes with a router and antenna, prices $499, with a month-to-month subscription of $99 for web speeds between 70 and 130 Mbps. The corporate opened pre-orders for Starlink within the US, Canada, and UK final month, with a $99 deposit payment. (*9*)

Sunday’s launch from NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle was the second previously few days for SpaceX, which despatched one other of its Falcon 9 rockets skyward from Cape Canaveral Area Power Station on Thursday. That launch additionally introduced 60 satellites into orbit. The subsequent Starlink launch is tentatively scheduled for March twenty first, from Cape Canaveral.(*9*)

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