SpaceX Falcon 9 flies for record 12th time, launching 53 Starlink satellites

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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket for a record-breaking 12th time on Saturday (March 19) and then returned to Earth for another successful landing. The Falcon 9 was launched into low Earth orbit on March 19 at 00:24 ET (9:54 IST) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, carrying 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites. This was the 12th flight of the Falcon 9 first stage and broke the previous record for SpaceX rocket reusability.

SpaceX confirmed the use of the 53 Starlink satellites with a tweet.

In another tweet, the company said that this was the “first time a Falcon 9 first stage has taken off and landed 12 times.”

SpaceX also confirmed the launch on its website. You can check out the launch video below:

SpaceX officials said in their mission statement that Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and built for the safe and reliable transportation of people and payloads to low Earth orbit and beyond. It is the world’s first reusable orbital rocket. Thanks to its reusability, SpaceX can reduce the cost of access to space.

After the recent launch, the Falcon 9 first stage returned to Earth after the stages separated, landing in the Atlantic on a drone ship called Just Read the Instructions.

The broadband constellation serves consumers around the world, including in Ukraine, where invading Russian soldiers have crippled the country’s communications infrastructure.


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