MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – SpaceX early Thursday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, laden with another batch of Starlink internet satellites.
The mission marked the company’s 200th successful Falcon 9 rocket launch.
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SpaceX later confirmed that the 53 Starlink satellites were successfully deployed.
B1069, the booster used in Thursday’s launch, took its fifth-ever flight and landed upright on the A Shortfall of Gravitas drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean; B1069 previously launched CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1 and another Starlink mission, according to SpaceX.
SpaceX plans to launch 100 rockets in 2023.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/UMNPWnwiQ6— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship pic.twitter.com/9a56rWumR1— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
Deployment of 53 Starlink satellites confirmed— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
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