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SpaceX Launches 53 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit – Space

A Falcon 9 rocket carried a further 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday morning, a report by Space said


Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to enter Southeast Asia with satellite internet service launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar by next year.
A recent Starlink satellite launch by SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has been used for repeated satellite launches. Photo: SpaceX.

 

A Falcon 9 rocket carried a further 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday morning, boosting the group’s broadband constellation to more than 2,300 satellites, according to a report by Space.com.

This was the 21st mission the group has undertaken this year and the third since May 13, the report said, adding that founder Elon Musk “views rapid and repeated reflight as the key breakthrough needed to make ambitious exploration feats such as Mars settlement economically feasible.”

Read the full report: Space.

 

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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