SpaceX Launches 14th Batch Of Starlink Internet Satellites In Fast-Growing Fleet

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fired another 60 Starlink Internet relay satellites into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center with another set awaiting launch on Wednesday from the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force station.With Sunday’s flight, SpaceX has now launched 835 Starlinks into a rapidly expanding global network that will eventually include thousands of commercial broadband beacons providing high-speed Internet access to any point on Earth. To achieve this goal, the company plans to launch at least 120 new Starlinks each month.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off early Sunday from the historic platform 39A at Kennedy Space Center, carrying 60 more Starlink Internet satellites into orbit. William Harwood / CBS Nouvelles

SpaceX’s final 14th Starlink mission began at 8:26 a.m. EDT when Falcon 9’s nine first-stage engines ignited with an explosion of flame, pushing the slender rocket away from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center atop 1 , 7 million pounds of thrust.

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