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SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 Starlink Internet satellites into low-Earth orbit.
The new series was transferred to a partially repeatable medium-altitude rocket in the height of the two-stage Falcon 9 phase and was lifted from the space launch complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral space station in Florida yesterday (April 7).
The company said in a statement: “This is the seventh launch and landing of this Falcon 9 booster in the first phase, which was previously launched by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1 and two Starlink missions. “
The first phase of the Falcon 9 landed on the company’s “Of course I still love you” ship about nine minutes after takeoff.
The latest series marks the tenth successful launch of SpaceX and a total of 300 Starlink satellites launched this year.
The California-based launch service provider previously launched 60 satellites every March 4, 11, 14 and 24.
During this year, the company is aiming for a total of 1,500 Starlink satellites and to provide high-speed Internet access to users around the world through its Starlink megastar.
The latest launch came a week after SpaceX’s unscrewed prototype Starship SN11 exploded in the air after taking off from its propulsion system in Boca Chica, Texas.