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SpaceX Places 52 More Starlink Satellites into Orbit Using a Falcon 9 Rocket

The Falcon 9's first stage returned to Earth less than nine minutes after the liftoff

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: Around 15 minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites were successfully deployed by the Falcon 9 upper stage as it continued to accelerate toward low Earth orbit.

On Tuesday, SpaceX carried out a rocket landing on a ship at sea and sent another large batch of its Starlink broadband satellites into orbit (Aug. 9).

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At 10:14 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink spacecraft launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida (0214 GMT on Aug. 10).

The Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Earth less than nine minutes after the liftoff. It made a vertical landing on the SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas, which was positioned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

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Around 15 minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites were successfully deployed by the Falcon 9 upper stage as it continued to accelerate toward low Earth orbit. SpaceX confirmed this on Twitter.

The internet mega constellation Starlink from SpaceX broadcasts broadband service to tens of thousands of users worldwide. Elon Musk’s business has already put more than 3,000 Starlink satellites into space, but many more are set to follow.

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SpaceX is currently allowed to launch 12,000 satellites and has requested permission to launch an additional 30,000.

The company’s launch tonight was its 35th orbital flight of the year overall and its 21st Starlink mission of 2022, breaking a SpaceX record. Before 2021, the corporation had completed 31 orbital missions in a calendar year.

The company’s launch yesterday was its 35th orbital flight of the year overall and its 21st Starlink mission of 2022, breaking a SpaceX record. Before 2021, the corporation had completed 31 orbital missions in a calendar year.

SpaceX places a high premium on rocket reuse because it sees it as a technological advance that will make Mars colonisation possible.

According to a SpaceX mission summary, the Falcon 9 first stage that took to the skies on Tuesday has already completed two space missions. Although that’s impressive, SpaceX has launched 13 orbital missions with three different Falcon 9 rockets, so this number is far from their record.

The launch of Starlink was a part of a busy day for SpaceX. Additionally, today, the business tested the “static fire” engines of its Starship deep-space transportation system prototypes Booster 7 and Ship 24 at its South Texas plant.

For the Starship program’s first-ever orbital test flight, which the company hopes to launch soon, SpaceX is getting Booster 7 and Ship 24 ready.

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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