SpaceX successfully launches 28th batch of Starlink satellites on Saturday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying another batch of Starlink satellites on Saturday evening.
The rocket blasted off into orbit from Kennedy Space Center's 39A launch pad at 6:56 p.m.
It was the 28th batch to go up. So far, there are over 1,000 Starlink satellites in orbit.
SpaceX says Starlink delivers 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."
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Another launch is expected to happen this upcoming week.
The second launch is scheduled on Monday for United Launch Alliance (ULA).
ULA is set to launch an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff is set for 1:35 p.m. ET. A rocket will carry a satellite for the U.S. Space Force.
Officials say the infrared technology will help the United States' missile early warning system.
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