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Starlink mission brings SpaceX's orbital launch count to 80 missions so far in 2023
by Charles Briggs
Space Coast FL (SPX) Nov 08, 2023

Five minutes after midnight, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared into carrying 23 more Starlink V2 Mini satellites at 12:05 a.m. EST (0505 UTC) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) on SpaceX's 80th launch of the year.

With upgraded phased array antennas, SpaceX's new Starlink V2 Mini satellite platform can communicate four times as much data as previous Starlink satellite generations, or Version 1.5.

Customers all over the world can access internet signals thanks to the Starlink satellites.

The total number of Starlink satellites launched since February 2018 is now 5,422, with plans to add thousands more in the coming years.

The reusable booster B1073 completed its eleventh trip to space and softly landed on the autonomous drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean "A Shortfall of Gravitas" (ASOG) northeast of the Bahamas approximately eight and a half minutes after liftoff.

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