SpaceX launches 56 new Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea

In another triumph for SpaceX, the company achieved yet another successful mission as it launched a fresh batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and flawlessly landed a rocket at sea.

The mission commenced in the early hours of Sunday when a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 56 Starlink spacecraft, lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida shortly after 1 a.m, Fox News reported.

Following the launch, the towering 330-foot rocket descended back to Earth in under nine minutes, making a precise landing on SpaceX’s drone ship, Just Read the Instructions, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX confirmed the smooth deployment of all 56 Starlink satellites into their designated orbit, adding to the growing constellation.

This particular Falcon 9 first stage booster has now completed an impressive 11 launches and landings, including previous missions such as CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPower-a, and four Starlink missions.

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