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SpaceX launches next set of Starlink, Planet satellites
Posted: Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 5:53 PM ET (2153 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites, mid August 2020 (SpaceX) SpaceX launched another set of Starlink satellites Tuesday. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 10:31 am EDT (1431 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and first deployed three SkySat imaging satellites for Planet 13 minutes after liftoff. The upper stage deployed the 58 Starlink satellites on board about a half-hour later. The first stage of the Falcon 9, on a record-setting sixth flight, landed on a droneship in the Atlantic, while another boat caught one of two payload fairing halves in a net. SpaceX has now launched 653 Starlink satellites, including two prototypes.
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