CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit on Monday, carrying with it more Starlink satellites; however, the first stage of the rocket crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and missed its intended target, the drone ship "Of Course, I Still Love You."
SpaceX originally scheduled this Starlink mission for Sunday night but it was scrubbed due to weather. It successfully took off late Monday night.
A second launch originally set to blast off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday at 12:55 a.m. has been delayed.
Each mission delivers around 60 satellites into orbit.
SpaceX says Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable, "ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge."
There are said to be hundreds of Starlink satellites already in orbit, the largest constellation of artificial satellites. The plan is to eventually have thousands of them in orbit.
Starlink is now delivering initial beta service both domestically and internationally, according to SpaceX, and will continue expansion to near-global coverage of the populated world in 2021.
Starlink is available to a limited number of users per coverage area at this time. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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