SpaceX Launches 53 More Starlink Satellites Written 22 August 2022


SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off with 53 Starlink satellites. | Credit: SpaceX; YouTube; framegrab

Spaceflight Now reported that 53 new Starlink “internet satellites launched Friday from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, adding more capacity to the largest fleet of spacecraft ever put into orbit.” The Falcon 9 rocket with the Starlink satellites “took off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:21:20 p.m. EDT (1921:20 GMT). Nine Merlin 1D engines powered the rocket off the pad with 1.7 million pounds of thrust, hauling more than 15 metric tons of payload into space.”
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SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. , 19 August 2022 at 3:21 p.m. ET.
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