AA | Monday, May 10, 2021 – 17:29 | Last Updated: 10 05 2021 – 17:29
SpaceX, the American rocket, satellite and space shuttle manufacturer, has sent 60 more communications satellites that are part of the Starlink internet satellite network.
According to the news on the “Space.com” website, 60 new communication satellites, which will be part of the Starlink internet satellite network, were launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida, USA with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The Falcon-9 rocket returned to Earth after launch and landed on the company’s unmanned floating landing platform in the Atlantic Ocean. This was the 10th launch of the reusable rocket.
Elon Musk, the founder and owner of the company, announced on his Twitter account that the number of missions of a SpaceX reusable rocket has reached double digits for the first time.
This was the 27th launch of the company as part of the Starlink project.
SpaceX plans to establish a network of 12 thousand satellites in earth orbit with Starlink satellites. The project is aimed to be completed in 2027.