SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral atop Falcon 9

SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink communication satellites into space from Florida on Friday. 

A Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just before 5:30 p.m., carrying with it 53 internet satellites.  This was the sixth flight of Falcon 9’s first stage, which previously launched the Ax-1 mission on April 8, 2022.  It also marked the 117th recovery of a first-stage booster when it landed successfully on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, completing this booster’s second flight in 21 days 

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"The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, one Starlink mission, and most recently the Ax-1 mission on April 8, 2022," according to SpaceX.

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The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.

Spacex also has three Starlink launches scheduled for May. Those are on the 5th, the 8th, and the 16th.