WATCH: SpaceX launches batch of Starlink satellites from Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink communications satellites into orbit from the Space Coast.


A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 more satellites into low-earth orbit launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center early Friday.

The launch window opened at 5:42 a.m.

Just over eight minutes after launch the Falcon 9′s first-stage booster returned to Earth. It landed on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

The same booster has been used previously for the Crew-2 crewed test flight, two “Transporter” Smallsat rideshare program launches, and six other Starlink missions.

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