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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites on 'Amer

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites on 'Amer

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On Wednesday (March 9), SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of Starlink internet satellites, marking the company's tenth launch in as many weeks.

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At 8:45 a.m. EST, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted 48 Starlink satellites into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida (1545 GMT).

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The first stage of the rocket then returned to Earth, landing safely at sea on the SpaceX droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas.

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Just before launch, SpaceX's launch director said, "It's time to let the American broomstick fly and hear the sounds of freedom."

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SpaceX has been granted authority to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites and has filed for authorization to launch up to 30,000 more satellites.

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Due to a solar storm last month, SpaceX lost practically the whole batch of Starlink satellites, with hundreds of Starlinks falling from space and burning up in Earth's atmosphere just days after launch.

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