A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched a batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on October 17.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Starlink Satellites
According to Spaceflightnow, a batch of Starlink satellites was brought to orbit by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last evening, October 17, at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage came back to Earth after touching down at sea on the drone ship. This launch was the 16th launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage.
Moreover, 22 Starlink satellites were scheduled to be deployed from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s upper stage an hour after the first stage was launched, making it a double launch.
Starlink’s Operational Satellites Continue to Grow with the Help of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
SPACE reports that the operational satellites of Starlink that SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches almost every month have continued to grow.
From last night’s launch with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the satellites in orbit have reached almost 5,000. To be specific, 4,900 operational satellites have been in orbit since the start of its launch. Seventy of the operational satellites were launched just this year.
Indeed, the Starlink company has been dedicated to its mission to build a megaconstellation with the help of the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket.