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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in 10th launch (and landing) of recycled rocket



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit early Sunday (May 9) and then landed at sea to complete a record 10th flight to the company’s reusable booster.

The veteran Falcon 9 rocket exploded before dawn from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at. 02.42 EDT (0642 GMT), marking the company’s 14th launch of the year. It was also one for the record books, as the flight was precisely this booster’s 10th launch and landing attempt. The rocket’s once pristine exterior was almost black, charred by its many trips to orbit and back.




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