SpaceX Launches New Batch of Starlink Satellites

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
June 17, 2022 Updated: June 20, 2022

SpaceX launched a new batch of 53 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral on Friday—the first of three planned launches in three days for the company.

The satellites were deployed to low-earth orbit after being carried on the company’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket for its record 13th launch.

After stage separation, the rocket’s first stage returned to earth and landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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.

SpaceX is planning additional satellite launches on Saturday from California and Sunday from Florida.