SpaceX sends 46 Starlink satellites into space, sets new record

As the corporation works to develop its satellite-internet service, Starlink has more than 2,800 unique satellites in orbit.

San Francisco, July 23

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX has completed its second attempt to launch 46 Starlink satellites into Earth’s orbit safely, setting a new record in the process.

Musk thanked the SpaceX team on a record number of launches on the microblogging website Twitter.

SpaceX posted on the microblogging website, “Deployment of 46 Starlink satellites confirmed — concluding SpaceX’s 32nd mission of 2022.”

According to Space.com, the two-stage Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday after experiencing a scrub at T-46 seconds on Thursday.

The west coast was extremely foggy when the liftoff occurred at 1:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:40 Greenwich Mean Time).

With a 32nd record launch in 2022 (and counting), SpaceX was able to beat their 31 record launches from 2021 thanks to the launch.

Nearly 8.5 minutes after launch, the first stage of the Falcon 9 successfully accomplished its task by touching down atop the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Pacific.

SpaceX most recently launched a group of Starlinks from Vandenberg on July 11 prior to this endeavour.

That time, the rocket successfully landed on the droneship, and 46 more Starlink satellites were launched into orbit.

More Starlink batches have been launched by SpaceX from the US East Coast, the most recent of which was on July 17 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Base.

As the corporation works to develop its satellite internet service, Starlink has more than 2,800 unique Starlink satellites in orbit.

SpaceX launched a fourth Starlink satellite in only July with group 3-2.

The agency, which is controlled by Musk, wants to quickly expand the constellation.

The launch of 12,000 Starlink spaceships into orbit gets regulatory approval.

After that, the corporation is also requesting a global authority to allow 30,000 satellites. IANS

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