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SpaceX confirms deployment of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit

The deployment of Starlink satellites into the space would allow the company to install more ground stations, which would improve the networking software, increase data speed, latency and lead to enhancement of uptime.

May 27, 2021 / 04:29 PM IST
SpaceX tweets video of satellite's deployment into orbit (Twitter/@SpaceX)

SpaceX tweets video of satellite's deployment into orbit (Twitter/@SpaceX)

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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