Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches from Cape Canaveral with another batch of internet satellites – Daily News

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For the second time in 11 days, a rocket from Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral today with a payload of broadband internet satellites.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 58 Starlink satellites lifted off at 2:22 a.m. California time.

The first stage of the rocket landed on a barge named “Of Course I Still Love You,” floating in the Atlantic Ocean, at 2:30 a.m. for reuse in future missions. It was previously used in two SpaceX missions to send supplies to the International Space Station.

Also aboard the rocket were three Earth-imaging satellites operated by the San Francisco-based company Planet. Those satellites were included in the launch under a “rideshare program.” The three Planet SkySat satellites were deployed about 18 minutes after the launch. SpaceX confirmed the deployment of the Starlink satellites at 3 a.m.



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