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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites
Posted: Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 11:07 AM ET (1607 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites, November 2020 (SpaceX) SpaceX launched another set of Starlink satellites Tuesday night on the 100th flight of the Falcon 9. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 9:13 pm EST (0213 GMT Wednesday) and deployed the 60 satellites 15 minutes later. The rocket's first stage, making a record-setting seventh launch, landed on a droneship in the Atlantic. This flight marked the 100th launch of the Falcon 9, including one launch failure in 2015. With the launch, SpaceX now has nearly 900 Starlink satellites in orbit and plans to expand a beta test of its broadband internet service early next year. SpaceX also recently requested permission from the FCC to launch a set of Starlink satellites into a polar orbit to provide service in Alaska as the FCC reviews a broader modification of the Starlink constellation the company filed with the FCC earlier this year.
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