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Falcon 9 launches Starlink satellites and rideshare payloads
Posted: Fri, May 21, 2021, 4:48 PM ET (2048 GMT)
SpaceX launched a set of Starlink satellites and two rideshare payloads Saturday. The Falcon 9 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 6:56 pm EDT (2256 GMT) and deployed its primary payload of 52 Starlink satellites more than 90 minutes after liftoff. A half-hour earlier, it deployed two secondary payloads. One was a synthetic aperture radar satellite for Capella, while the other was a satellite called Tyvak-0129 by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, details of which neither SpaceX nor Tyvak disclosed.
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