December 1, 2022

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink internet satellites and lands rocket in foggy flight

Related: SpaceXs Starlink satellite megaconstellation launches in pictures Image 1 of 5( Image credit: SpaceX) Image 2 of 5A utilized SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink web satellites launches through a fog layer from a pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Nov. 13, 2021. (Image credit: SpaceX) The successful liftoff marked the first SpaceX Starlink launch from Florida on one of its 229-foot-tall (70 meters) workhorse Falcon 9 rockets in 6 months. The ship, which was previously arranged to support the launch of SpaceXs Crew-3 astronaut mission for NASA, which raised off on Wednesday (Nov. 10), swapped tasks with its equivalent A Shortfall of Gravitas, which is SpaceXs most recent ship.

Related: SpaceXs Starlink satellite megaconstellation launches in photos Image 1 of 5( Image credit: SpaceX) Image 2 of 5A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink internet satellites launches through a fog layer from a pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Nov. 13, 2021. (Image credit: SpaceX) Image 3 of 5A utilized SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bring 53 Starlink internet satellites launches through a fog layer from a pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Nov. 13, 2021. (Image credit: SpaceX) The effective liftoff marked the very first SpaceX Starlink launch from Florida on one of its 229-foot-tall (70 meters) workhorse Falcon 9 rockets in six months. The ship, which was previously scheduled to support the launch of SpaceXs Crew-3 astronaut mission for NASA, which lifted off on Wednesday (Nov. 10), swapped duties with its equivalent A Shortfall of Gravitas, which is SpaceXs newest ship. Geared up with navigation software application and parachutes, the fairings will carefully sprinkle down in the Atlantic Ocean where they will be retrieved by one of SpaceXs healing vessels to be refurbished for a future flight.This is the 128th total flight of a Falcon 9 rocket booster, and the 23rd Falcon 9 flight so far this year for SpaceX.

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