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SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites
Posted: Sat, May 8, 2021, 11:15 AM ET (1515 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites, May 4 2021 (SpaceX) SpaceX launched another set of Starlink satellites Tuesday as the company noted a milestone in customer interest in the broadband service. A Falcon 9 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:01 pm EDT (1901 GMT) and deployed a payload of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit about an hour later. The rocket's first stage, making its ninth flight, landed on a droneship in the Atlantic. During the launch webcast, SpaceX revealed that more than half a million people have placed an order or put down a deposit for Starlink broadband internet services. The company, though, did not reveal the current number of active users of the service, which is still in best testing.
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