American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX has confirmed the launch of 60 Starlink satellites into the orbit. The launch was executed through the two-stage-to-orbit medium-lift launch vehicle Falcon 9.
SpaceX had livestreamed the process of satellite deployment on its social media handles. The launch took place on May 26 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
"Today's flight will mark the 40th time SpaceX has reflown Falcon fairing halves since November 2019," SpaceX had tweeted shortly before the launch. "This will also be the first time we fly a fairing half on its fifth mission," the Elon Musk-led company further stated.
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