LAKE MARY, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites from Florida Wednesday morning, its 60th mission of 2022.
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 54 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit lifted off around 4:40 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX's Starlink is the constellation of networked satellites aimed to provide internet services to those who are not yet connected. This launch marked the first of Starlink’s upgraded network.
SpaceX said Starlink now has more than 1,000,000 active subscribers.
The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX said.