SpaceX launches 27th batch of Starlink satellites overnight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Sunday morning, sending another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.
Liftoff happened at 2:42 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The mission sent up another 60 Starlink satellites, joining more than 1,000 that have been launched already.
SpaceX said the launch was a "go" at about 80% weather favorability.
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Following stage separation, SpaceX successfully landed Falcon 9’s first stage rocket booster on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship, which was located in the Atlantic Ocean.
It was the 10th flight for the Falcon 9 Stage 1 rocket booster used in this mission, according to SpaceX.
The space agency said Starlink delivers high-speed broadband Internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable, "ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge."
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The plan is to eventually have thousands of the artificial satellites in orbit.
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