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SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida

NASASpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida


SpaceX launched 23 more of its Starlink satellites on Sunday (May 12), adding to its huge and ever-growing broadband megaconstellation.

A Falcon 9 rocket topped with the Starlink spacecraft lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 8:53 p.m. EDT (0053 GMT on May 13). 

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 23 Starlink satellites launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Sunday, May 12, 2024. (Image credit: SpaceX)

The Falcon 9’s first stage came back to Earth about 8 minutes after launch, touching down on the droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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