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SpaceX launches third set of V2 mini Starlink satellites
Posted: Sat, May 20, 2023, 10:18 AM ET (1418 GMT)
The third launch opportunity was the charm for a Falcon 9 Starlink launch Friday. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 2:19 am EDT (0619 GMT) after weather precluded two launch opportunities at 12:41 and 1:31 am EDT (0441 and 0531 GMT). The Falcon 9 successfully deployed its payload of 22 "V2 mini" Starlink satellites a little more than an hour after liftoff.
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