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SpaceX Launches Internet-Beaming 60 Starlink Satellites

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Miami, May 24: SpaceX has taken a giant leap towards making global Internet coverage a reality as its fifth Falcon 9 rocket of the year took flight, sending 60 Internet-beaming Starlink satellites into space. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, following several delays: first a 24-hour delay due to high upper-level winds on May 15, and then a week-long delay so SpaceX could give the onboard satellites a software software upgrade, reports Space.com. Tucked inside the rocket’s nose cone were 60 satellites. (IANS)

 

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