SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a new batch of Starlink satellites. It has 52 Starlink microsatellites and two satellites from Tyvak and Capella Space. The launch was made from the site of the Space Center in Florida. The live broadcast was available on the company's YouTube channel as usual.
The launch of a heavy launch vehicle Falcon 9 with a new satellite constellation took place at 6:56 PM ET from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Approximately nine minutes after the launch, the first stage of the launch vehicle returned to Earth, successfully landing on SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” in the Atlantic Ocean. The first stage has been successfully returned to the surface of the Earth once again.
A total of 11,000 satellites will be launched for the Starlink network. The main idea is to deploy a large constellation in low-earth orbit to provide broadband Internet access. SpaceX has estimated the launch of such a number of vehicles into orbit at $10 billion.