SpaceX launched 22 Starlink satellites on its 70th mission this year

SpaceX launched 22 additional Starlink internet satellites into orbit early this morning (October 5), in the company’s 70th orbital mission of the year.

The Starlink spacecraft lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station tonight at 1:36 a.m. EDT (0536 GMT). The rocket was scheduled to launch on Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. EDT (0245 GMT on October 5), but was postponed several hours due to bad weather.

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As for the plan, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage returned to Earth for a vertical landing at sea aboard a SpaceX drone ship. Read the instructions about 8.5 minutes after launch.

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