SpaceX Launches Record-Setting Mission, Sends 54 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit

  • Over four dozen Starlink satellites were released into orbit about 15 minutes after launch. SpaceX leader Elon Musk stated that the successful mission marked three perfect orbital launches in 36 hours.
  • Starlink has more than 3,500 satellites in orbit to date, with plans to add up to 30,000 total. The launch was also part of a busy period that experienced three SpaceX launches in less than three days.
  • “Congrats to SpaceX Team on 3 perfect orbital launches within 36 hours!!!” Musk tweeted.
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