SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into the orbit
Technology News: The CEO of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk. His space venture SpaceX launched a batch of Starlink Satellites. The sixth launch for the program is in July alone, and this is the company’s 33rd launch of 2022.
The satellites were launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Sunday at 9.38 a.m.
The SpaceX has expanded its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites with the launch of 53 Starlink satellites. Falcon 9 rocket, lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and then deployed the satellites after 16 minutes of the launch.
The first stage of a reusable rocket, which already has been used for multiple launches, including the first crewed test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, successfully returned and landed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The SpaceX company further said on their website, that this was the eighth flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously was launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, Nilesat 301, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, and now three Starlink missions.
SpaceX tweeted that, Deployment of 53 Starlink satellites is confirmed, completing SpaceX’s sixth mission within this month.
This Starlink launch follows a successful effort from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, which sent 46 Starlink satellites into orbit and about 2,900 Starlink satellites have been launched to date.
Well, further Starlink is a satellite-based global internet system that SpaceX has been building for many years to bring internet access to the underserved areas of the world. Starlink provides the high-speed and low-latency broadband internet across the globe and it is available for service in 36 countries and has more than 2, 50,000 users across the world.
The company reportedly has the approval to put at least 12,000 Starlink in orbit and is asking for an international regulator to lift another 30,000 satellites after that.
Furthermore, we know that SpaceX launched four Astronauts to the ISS (International Space Station) earlier this week including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. This took around 21 hours for the flight from NASA’s Kennedy space center in Florida to reach the outpost.
Three astronauts welcomed the crew instead of seven. That is because SpaceX brought four of them back after the launch of their replacements kept getting delayed.
The new crew will spend six months at the space station and during that time, host two groups of visiting tourists.
According to the sources, Russia will launch the first group in December and SpaceX launches in February.