SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th take-off (and landing) of reused rocket – fr

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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th take-off (and landing) of reused rocket – fr


CAP CANAVERAL, Fla .– A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit early Sunday, May 9, then blocked a landing at sea to cap a record-breaking 10th flight for the company’s reusable booster.

The veteran Falcon 9 rocket lifted off before dawn from Space Launch Complex 40 here at the Cape Canaveral Space Station at 2:42 a.m. EDT (6:42 a.m. GMT), marking the company’s 14th launch of the year. It was also one of the record books as the flight was the 10th attempt to launch and land this particular thruster. The once pristine exterior of the rocket was nearly black, charred from its many trips to orbit and back.



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