SpaceX launches another round of internet satellites, misses 50th booster landing

After the fog cleared over Cape Canaveral Monday a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying another batch of SpaceX satellites as part of the company’s goal to create a space-based internet.

The rocket launched at 10:05 a.m. minutes after the fog appeared to part ways revealing a mostly clear blue sky. Sixty Starlink satellites were jam-packed inside the rocket’s nose cone, bringing SpaceX’s total in space to 300.

Unlike the previous four batches of Starlink satellites, which were deployed into a circular orbit in low-Earth orbit, the spacecraft launched Monday were deployed into an elliptical, or oval orbit.

SpaceX confirmed all satellites were successfully deployed in orbit about 15 minutes after launch.


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