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USA: SpaceX launches additional 60 Starlink satellites from Florida01:01

USA: SpaceX launches additional 60 Starlink satellites from Florida

United States, Florida
June 4, 2020 at 09:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

SpaceX successfully launched an extra 60 Starlink satellites on Wednesday night from Cape Canaveral, in Florida.

Just a few days after sending two astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket loaded with an additional batch of Starlink internet satellites.

Company founder, Elon Musk, hopes the satellites will be used to beam high speed internet worldwide. The rocket also includes an inbuilt sun visor, designed to limit the visibility of the satellite, following complaints from astronomers.

The total number of Starlink satellites in orbit is approaching 500, just under half of the target expected to provide an adequate service.

USA: SpaceX launches additional 60 Starlink satellites from Florida01:01
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SpaceX successfully launched an extra 60 Starlink satellites on Wednesday night from Cape Canaveral, in Florida.

Just a few days after sending two astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket loaded with an additional batch of Starlink internet satellites.

Company founder, Elon Musk, hopes the satellites will be used to beam high speed internet worldwide. The rocket also includes an inbuilt sun visor, designed to limit the visibility of the satellite, following complaints from astronomers.

The total number of Starlink satellites in orbit is approaching 500, just under half of the target expected to provide an adequate service.

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