CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully completed another launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Saturday morning.
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 7:19 a.m. on Saturday. The launch was scrubbed on Friday due to bad weather at the pad and at sea in the booster recovery zone.
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SpaceX said there are 53 Starlink internet satellites on board.
Those satellites are part of a massive system that will bring high-speed internet around the world.
With Saturday’s launch, SpaceX said they will have deployed 1,844 Starlink satellites into orbit.
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SpaceX launched its first set of Starlink satellites in May 2019.
SpaceX said a small percentage of those satellites are either not working or have fallen out of orbit.
SpaceX’s goal is to launch nearly 12,000 satellites into low-earth orbit.
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Minutes after Saturday’s launch, the booster rocket successfully made its way back to Earth and landed on a drone ship named “Just Read the Instructions.”
Saturday’s launch was SpaceX’s first East Coast launch carrying Starlink internet satellites since June.
Deployment of 53 Starlink satellites confirmed pic.twitter.com/bnYtOqUUfC— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2021
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