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The Starlink group is expanding. Falcon 9 first stage completes record-breaking 12th flight

Yesterday, a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from the Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral in Florida, which delivered 53 SpaceX Starlink internet satellites into orbit. It was the 12th launch for this Falcon 9 first stage, which set SpaceX’s reusable record. It is expected that this will not be the last flight of the booster.

About 8.5 minutes after liftoff, the first stage made a safe landing on the SpaceX Just Read The Introduction unmanned craft, which was in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.


Meanwhile, the Falcon 9 second stage continued to deliver Starlink satellites into orbit. The 53 satellites entered their parking orbit as planned, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced about an hour and 20 minutes after liftoff.

Starlink provides Internet services to customers around the world, including in Ukraine. Yesterday, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mikhail Fedorov, confirmed that satellite Internet from Starlink will eventually can be used by all residents of this country.

SpaceX has launched over 2,300 Starlink satellites to date, but plans to launch more. According to documents filed by the company, the next generation network could consist of 30,000 spacecraft.

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