Elon Musk shared a stunning photo of the Falcon 9 launch with Starlink satellites

While the world’s media made a fuss about the fact that Elon Musk had finally acquired Twitter, at that time he was looking the other way, enjoying the latest launch of one of his SpaceX rockets, which was launching the next batch of Starlink satellites. Musk shared the stunning photo with his 110 million Twitter followers right after he became the owner of the microblogging service.

At a time when SpaceX Starlink is usually launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of the United States, on October 27, the mission launched from the Space Launch Complex 4E at the Vandenberg Space Force Base, on the other side of the country in California. During the last launch, the Falcon 9 rocket launched a group of 53 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit.

Soon, the first-stage launch vehicle made a perfect landing on an autonomous platform in the Pacific Ocean.

Earlier, this launch vehicle launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, the DART asteroid mission and five other Starlink missions. The ability to reuse the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle is a key part of SpaceX’s vision for spaceflight, as this process paves the way for lower mission costs and more frequent launches.

Currently, SpaceX’s fleet has 3,000 Starlink Internet satellites in orbit, but their number is constantly growing.

Since the launch of the Starlink broadband service for private customers in 2020, SpaceX has continuously expanded its coverage area and serves more than 400 thousand customers in approximately 36 countries. Satellite technology provides Internet access for people living in rural areas or in regions where there is no access to fiber-optic cables and cellular towers.

After the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, SpaceX began sending Starlink terminals to our country. The US and Ukrainian militaries were pleasantly surprised by how well Starlink performed in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Earlier we reported on how the Starlink satellite captured a dramatic moment in orbit.

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