April 12, 2024

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SpaceX launches two Starlink satellites on the same day

SpaceX launches two Starlink satellites on the same day

North American space company SpaceX this week begins launching its Falcon 9 rocket with separate batches of Starlink satellites from different US Space Force platforms.

On Monday morning, a Falcon 9 rocket launched 21 Starlink satellites To low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This was the 14th flight of a first stage booster supporting this mission, which has previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, SDA-0B and nine Starlink missions. After the stages separated, the first stage landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” platform parked in the Pacific Ocean.

to A few hours later, SpaceX plans to launch another Falcon 9 rocket out of 22 Starlink satellites To low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This is also the 14th flight of a first stage booster supporting this mission, which has previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPOWER-a, PSN SATRIA and five Starlink. . Missions. After the stages separate, the first is scheduled to land on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” platform parked in the Atlantic Ocean.

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