A rocket with 57 satellites launched from the American spaceport

A rocket with 57 satellites launched from the American spaceport

The Falcon 9 vehicle with 57 Starlink satellites launched from the Cape Canaveral space center in the United States. Also, along with Starlink satellites, two Blacksky satellites are being put into orbit on a contract basis, the launch of which has been repeatedly postponed.

The first stage of the launch vehicle was landed on the platform Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean about nine minutes after launch.

This is the fifth flight for the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, that has previously delivered an unpiloted Crew Dragon to the ISS and launched satellites into orbit three times, including two Starlink batches.

Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable to provide Earth’s inhabitants with broadband Internet access. The project started in February 2018.

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