Wednesday, December 28, 2022

SpaceX launches first batch of next-gen Starlinks

SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites in the first phase of its upgraded network. SpaceX said its new

FCC license allows it to deploy satellites to new orbits that will add even more capacity to the network.

The satellites were carried to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 first stage booster previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301, and five earlier Starlink missions.

The mission was SpaceX's 60th launch of 2022.