SpaceX recorded another successful mission early Sunday after launching a new batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and landing a rocket at sea.
A Falcon 9, carrying 56 Starlink spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida just after 1 a.m. on Sunday.
The nearly 330-foot rocket returned to Earth less than nine minutes after launch and landed on the SpaceX drone ship, Just Read the Instructions, in the Atlantic Ocean.
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SpaceX confirmed the successful deployment of Starlink’s 56 satellites into orbit.
Sunday marked the 11th launch and landing for this Falcon 9 first stage booster, SpaceX said. Previously launches included CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPower-a, and four Starlink missions.
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Starlink Group 5-9 marks the 81st operation Starlink mission, which boosts the total number of Starlink satellites launched to more than 4,400.
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