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SpaceX launches 22nd cluster of Starlink satellites

SpaceX launches 22nd cluster of Starlink satellites

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March 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched its 22nd cluster of Starlink communication satellites before dawn Sunday from Florida. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket came at 6:01 a.m. EDT, just hours after clocks move ahead for Daylight Saving Time, from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Advertisement After the main engine cutoff, the Falcon 9 first stage landed on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship, completing the ninth flight of that booster A little more than an hour after launch, SpaceX confirmed the satellites had been released into their initial orbit. The company has kept up a regular cadence of Starlink launches since the first mission in 2019. Sunday's launch follows another successful trip to orbit for the broadband Internet spacecraft Thursday. SpaceX has little room for delays on...
SpaceX plans 22nd Starlink cluster launch

SpaceX plans 22nd Starlink cluster launch

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch the 22nd cluster of Starlink communication satellites from Florida early Sunday morning. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for 5:44 a.m. EDT, just hours after clocks move ahead for Daylight Saving Time, from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Advertisement The company has kept up a regular cadence of Starlink launches since the first mission in 2019. Sunday's launch follows another successful trip to orbit for the broadband internet spacecraft Thursday. The weather is expected to be nearly ideal for a launch Sunday, with only a 10 percent chance of thick clouds that can cause problems, according to a forecast from the U.S. Space Force. "Winds on Sunday morning will be relatively light, and it is possible there will be a ...