A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Monday (Oct. 30) with 23 Starlink Internet satellites, its second attempt to abort.
Falcon 9 lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Monday (Oct. 30) at 7:20 p.m. EDT (2320 GMT).
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The Falcon 9’s first stage came down for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch aboard the Just Read the Instructions drone stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
It claims to be the eighth launch and landing for the first stage of the rocket Job description.
If all goes as planned, the 23 Starlink satellites will be launched into low-Earth orbit from the top of the Falcon 9 after 65.5 minutes.
Starlink is SpaceX’s broadband megaconstellation that provides Internet service to customers around the world. SpaceX has launched more than 5,000 Starlink satellites into LEO to date, and more liftoffs are coming: the company has permits to deploy 12,000 spacecraft, and it has applied for permits for 30,000 more.