SpaceX successfully launched a batch of 53 more Starlink satellites into orbit on November 13. This launch was the first of two special launches for the broadband constellation.

This launch was SpaceX's 25th of the year, and ninth for the rocket's first stage. The mission was supposed to be launched earlier, but the launch was postponed due to bad weather conditions.

SpaceX Unveils Next-Gen Starlink Satellite Dish
The new satellite dish features a 3x3 MU-MIMO router that can transmit data through three bandwidth streams to three different devices at the same time, without overloading the network. The original dish had a 2x2 MU-MIMO router.

The previous launch for the global satellite constellation was on September 14. Before that, all spacecraft were launched into orbits with an inclination of 60 degrees or into polar orbits. According to SpaceX's plans, the number of satellites in the orbital constellation may be increased to 42,000.