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Watch: SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:42:58-04

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket equipped with 60 satellites launched around 9 a.m., on Thursday, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This launch is apart of the first dedicated mission for SpaceX’s internet constellation, called Starlink. It kicked off when the company’s towering Falcon 9 rocket blazed toward the sky from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station back in May 2019.

SpaceX's streamed the launch from their company website.

SpaceX has already launched about 600 satellites for Starlink, its burgeoning broadband constellation in low Earth orbit. And many more missions are in the offing; Elon Musk's company has permission to loft 12,000 Starlink satellites and has applied for approval to launch another 30,000 on top of that.