SpaceX launches new batch of Starlink satellites with Falcon 9 rocket

The reusable rocket set a record for the number of launches and returns to Earth.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle launched a new batch of 60 Starlink communications satellites into space, after which it landed safely.

This is the first Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX’s fleet to launch and land nine times.

The two-stage rocket launched from a pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday at 6: 01 a.m. local time.

About nine minutes later, the first stage of the reusable rocket returned to Earth, landing on a SpaceX drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

The launch came just days after the previous one when another Falcon 9 rocket launched into space from the nearby Cape Canaveral launch complex.

Both rockets put 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, bringing SpaceX closer to its goal of creating an initial constellation of 1,440 satellites.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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