SpaceX launches 21 Starlink satellites from California

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In a remarkable achievement, SpaceX launched 21 Starlink satellites from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Early on the morning of October 9, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying 21 Starlink satellites lifted off from the Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:23 a.m. EDT.

SpaceX launches 21 Starlink satellites

Space and tech enthusiasts were treated to a live stream of the launch on SpaceX’s X account (formerly Twitter), with coverage beginning five minutes before liftoff.

After completing its mission, Falcon 9’s first stage, SpaceX’s drone ship „Sure I Still Love You”, made a flawless vertical landing in the ocean after just 8.5 minutes. This marked the 14th successful launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 first stage.

Star Link Galactic Expansion

After a short wait, Falcon 9’s upper stage 21 placed the Starlink spacecraft into low Earth orbit 62.5 minutes later. The launch is a testament to SpaceX’s commitment to expanding the Starlink Mega Constellations, which already includes more than 4,800 operational satellites.

Delay and future release for Starling

Originally scheduled for the second of two consecutive Starlink launches, the first was delayed by 24 hours due to high winds. SpaceX has rescheduled the launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida for Monday, October 9 at 8:42 p.m., emphasizing their commitment to ensuring safe missions.

With this latest successful launch, SpaceX continues to move forward with its ambitious Starlink project, improving global connectivity and bringing the benefits of the Internet to remote areas around the world.

SpaceX and its 21 Starlink satellites: a commitment

SpaceX launched 21 Starlink satellites, underscoring their commitment to revolutionize global connectivity. With each successful deployment, the Starlink megaconstellation continues to expand, bringing high-speed Internet access to remote and underserved areas around the world.

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His flawless liftoff, precise first-stage landings and commitment to safety in reprogramming launches demonstrate SpaceX’s prowess in space exploration. As they push the boundaries of technology and internet access, SpaceX’s relentless innovation shines brightly, paving the way for a more connected and digitally empowered future for people around the world.

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