6 October 2023
U.S. private space company SpaceX launched 22 more Starlink satellites into orbit early Thursday. The satellites were launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in the U.S. state of Florida at 1:36 a.m.
Thursday Eastern Time, the company said. Falcon 9's first stage returned and landed on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. It marked SpaceX's 70th Falcon launch of the year, according to the company. Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive or completely unavailable, according to SpaceX.
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