SpaceX Launches Another 49 Starlink Satellites into Orbit [VIDEO]

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SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday, thanks to its Falcon 9 rocket.

Falcon 9 blasted off on Tuesday, January 18 at 9:02 p.m. EST, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The original launch was slated for Monday, but was rescheduled due to unfavorable weather, resulting in Tuesday’s backup launch opportunity.

According to SpaceX, this was the tenth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster (Core B1060), which previously sent GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, and Transporter-2 missions to orbit, plus today’s seventh Starlink mission.

On the weekend, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company now had 1,469 Starlink satellites active, with laser links activating soon.

Check out the replay below—and watch Falcon 9 land successfully on the drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, which is about the size of a football field, located in the Atlantic Ocean. This was the 103rd successful recovery of an orbital class rocket, said SpaceX.

Starlink’s internet service is now available in 27 countries and is now live in Slovakia and Slovenia.

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