SpaceX Launches 50 More Starlink Satellites Aboard a Falcon 9 Rocket from California

SpaceX webcast showed the rocket’s upper stage deploying the satellites.

SpaceX Launches 50 More Starlink Satellites Aboard a Falcon 9 Rocket from California

The satellites will use their own thrusters to move into their operational orbits over a period of weeks

Highlights
  • Starlink is a space-based system
  • SpaceX has around 2,000 Starlink satellites orbiting Earth
  • Starlink was developed to bring internet access to underserved areas
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Friday and carried 50 more satellites into orbit for the Starlink internet constellation.

A SpaceX webcast showed the rocket's upper stage deploying the satellites a little over an hour after the 9:12am liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The satellites will use their own thrusters to move into their operational orbits over a period of weeks.

The first stage successfully landed on a “droneship” in the Pacific Ocean. It was the fourth successful launch and landing of the reusable booster.

Starlink is a space-based system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world.

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has close to 2,000 Starlink satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of 340 miles (550 kilometres).


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