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SpaceX Successfully Launches 1st Batch of Starlink Satellites

By | May 24, 2019
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 60 Starlink satellites, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday. Photo: John Raoux/Associated Press

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 60 Starlink satellites, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday. Photo: John Raoux/Associated Press

On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

More than one hour later, some 270 miles above Earth, the cluster of satellites — part of a system called Starlink — pushed off from the rocket that carried it to orbit. The individual satellites slowly began to drift toward their singular journeys above the planet.

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