CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has sent another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit, with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida just after 3:13 a.m. EST
The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster that supported this mission previously carried NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, among other missions.
Following stage separation, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9’s first stage on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship, located in the Atlantic Ocean.
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SpaceX says Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband Internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable, "ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge."
There are said to be hundreds of Starlink satellites already in orbit, the largest constellation of artificial satellites. The plan is to eventually have thousands of them in orbit.
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