CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully sent another batch of Starlink internet satellites to low-Earth orbit Thursday morning with a Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral.
An instantaneous launch window opened at 10:50 a.m. with weather conditions more than 90% favorable for the mission, according to the 45th Weather Squadron.
The rocket took off on time from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying with it 54 Starlink satellites. The launch utilized the same first-stage booster that previously flew missions GPS-III-4 and Inspiration 4, just some among its repertoire.
Thursday’s flight was the booster’s tenth mission, successfully landing on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” autonomous drone ship, and SpaceX’s 186th launch overall.
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