SpaceX Launches 23 Starlink Satellites Marking 5th Anniversary of First Dedicated Starlink Flight Written 24 May 2024


SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket with 23 second-generation Starlink internet satellites from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 10:45 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23. | Credit: Spaceflight Now; YouTube Framegrab

Spaceflight Now reports, “SpaceX completed its third Falcon 9 launch in less than 48 hours with a mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. As with its launch Wednesday night, SpaceX sent another 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit. Either serendipitously or intentionally, the Starlink 6-63 mission fell on the fifth anniversary of the first dedicated Starlink launch, Starlink v0.9 on May 23, 2019.”
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 23 Starlink satellites from NASA's Kennedy Space Center
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