SpaceX launches another 23 Starlink satellites into orbit from Florida

SpaceX launched nearly two dozen Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Florida on Thursday night.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 10:37 p.m., carrying 23 satellites into orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. 

This was the 19th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, SES 03b mPOWER, PSN SATRIA, Telkomsat Merah Putih 2, and nine Starlink missions. 

Approximately eight minutes after launch, the first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

What are Starlink satellites?

Starlink is the world's first and largest satellite constellation, and it uses a low Earth orbit to deliver broadband internet. It supports seamless streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more.

Starlink uses cutting-edge satellites and user hardware, along with extensive expertise in spacecraft and on-orbit operations, to ensure users worldwide access a high-speed, low-latency internet.