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SpaceX Succeeds in Launching Its First Full Batch of Starlink Internet Satellites

SpaceX Succeeds in Launching Its First Full Batch of Starlink Internet Satellites

SpaceX on Thursday successfully launched 60 Starlink satellites with its Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch begins SpaceX’s next-generation satellite network mission to provide more reliable and affordable broadband internet services to billions.

— What’s next: “The Federal Communications Commission has already granted SpaceX permission to launch the entirety of its nearly 12,000-satellite constellation. SpaceX launched its first two test satellites, TinTin A and TinTin B, in February of 2018, and the company now has about six years to launch half of the full constellation to bring its license with the FCC into full use.” (TheVerge / May 23, 2019)

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