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SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites into space
by Darryl Coote
Washington DC (UPI) Aug 17, 2023

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of nearly two dozen Starlink satellites into space from Florida's famed Cape Canaveral late Wednesday.

The rocket launched at 11:36 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The mission deployed 22 additional Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit where they will join a constellation of thousands that provide high-speed, low latency Internet worldwide.

The first-stage booster, which was on its 13th flight, successfully returned to Earth were it landed upon the autonomous barge A Shortfall of Gravitas that had awaited its return in the Atlantic Ocean.

The launch -- which was SpaceX's 56th of the year and 255th overall -- came hours before SpaceX was to launch a second Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 21 Starlink orbitals from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base at 1:42 am PT, or 4:42 a.m. EDT.

Source: United Press International

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