Modernization: This article has been updated to reflect the successful launch.
SpaceX on Friday (July 22) succeeded in its second attempt to launch a record 46 satellites.
Two levels Hawk 9 The rocket, which scavenged a T-46 on Thursday (July 21), successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday.
Liftoff took place at 1:40 PM EDT (1740 GMT or 10:40 AM local time) amid foggy conditions on the West Coast.
The launch allowed SpaceX to overtake 31 Standard Initializations 32 in 2021 launched in 2022, and the number is still growing.
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The Falcon 9’s first stage also completed its mission, landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone in the Pacific Ocean as planned, about 8.5 minutes after liftoff.
Ahead of this effort, SpaceX recently launched a batch of Starlinks from Vandenberg on July 11. 46 Starlink satellite He reached space and the rocket successfully landed on the drone.
SpaceX has introduced significantly higher Starlink fares than the US East Coast. Recent developments Sunday (July 17) from the Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida.
Starlink is also available 2800 individual Starlink satellites (opens in new tab) It was put into orbit as the company sought to develop satellite Internet service. Group 3-2 is SpaceX’s fourth Starlink launch in July alone.
SpaceX aims to quickly build the Constellation. There is regulatory approval to send 12,000 Starlink vehicles into orbit. The company has since asked the international regulator to approve 30,000 satellites.
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