SpaceX successfully launches 24th batch of Starlink satellites

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — SpaceX chalks up another victory with a successful Falcon 9 rocket launch from Florida’s Space Coast Tuesday afternoon.

At 12:34 p.m., another batch of 60 Starlink Satellites was launched into a low Earth orbit, which marks the 24th batch of satellites that have been sent into space. Roughly 8 minutes after takeoff, the Falcon 9 booster safely touched down on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Atlantic.

The goal is to create a global high speed internet network, which is already available in parts of North America, but will be available around the world later this year or sometime next year.

SpaceX is also preparing for another launch later this month. The Crew-2 mission will have four astronauts onboard, which will mark the third manned launch for SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. That launch is scheduled for April 22 at 6:11 a.m.

In case you missed it, you can see a recap of today’s launch here.





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