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SpaceX launches its 5th Starlink flight in much less than 3 weeks

Bycbs editor

Jul 25, 2022

Keeping up an remarkable flight rate, SpaceX released its 6th Falcon nine rocket this month on Sunday, boosting some other fifty three Starlink net satellites to orbit.

Following at the heels of launches final Sunday and Friday, SpaceX’s trendy Falcon nine blasted off from anciental pad 39A on the Kennedy Space Center at nine:38 a.m. EDT, arcing away to the northeast and freeing its payload of Starlink relay stations approximately 15 mins later.

The rocket’s first stage, making its 8th flight, efficaciously landed on an offshore barge to chalk up SpaceX’s 133rd a success booster recovery.

It became the 167th flight of a Falcon nine for the reason that rocket’s debut in 2010, the thirty third up to now this 12 months and the 5th Starlink release in much less than 3 weeks, the 6th flight this month.

All told, SpaceX has now released 2,957 Starlinks because it builds out a globe-spanning community of net relay stations. Commercial carrier is now to be had in 36 nations across the world.