SpaceX sends Falcon 9 into orbit carrying 49 Starlink satellites

SpaceX sent another Falcon 9 into obit on Tuesday night, with liftoff just after 9 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A.

On board the Falcon 9 were 49 Starlink satellites to help provide internet services and affordable internet across the world. 

Approximately 9 minutes after liftoff, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed on the drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean –the 103rd overall successful recovery of a first stage.

SpaceX says each of Falcon 9’s fairing halves previously supported one Starlink mission.

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The launch comes just a couple of days after SpaceX launched dozens of satellites on its Transporter 3 mission. 

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