The company reported on the successful completion of the 10th Starlink mission this year, but the 26th withdrawal of satellites since May 2019
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX on Tuesday launched a Falcon 9 launch vehicle into orbit with the next batch of satellites for the global Internet coverage of the Starlink system. This time, it delivered 60 satellites.
SpaceX announced this on Twitter.
“The deployment of 60 Starlink satellites has been confirmed, and the 10th SpaceX Starlink mission this year has been completed,” the company said in a statement.
The launch of the Falcon 9 was carried out from Launch Complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center (Florida) at 15:01. This is the 26th launch of a group of Internet satellites under the Starlink project since May 2019.
8 minutes after launch, the first reusable stage of the SpaceX launch vehicle, which is being used for launches for the ninth time, made a controlled vertical landing on the automatic marine platform, Of Course, I Still Love You, which is located in the Atlantic.
The Starlink network is designed to provide Internet access from anywhere in the world. It will be possible due to the deployment of numerous microsatellites in orbit.