SpaceX Launches 49 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 4, 2022 Updated: February 4, 2022

SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of 49 Starlink satellites for the company’s internet satellite constellation system from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.

The booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, and IXPE.

Starlink is a satellite-based global internet system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world.