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SpaceX is launching 23 Starlink satellites in the first of back-to-back missions this weekend

SpaceX is launching 23 Starlink satellites in the first of back-to-back missions this weekend

SpaceX launched 23 Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Saturday (November 18), the first of two Starlink missions planned for this weekend.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 12:05 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT).

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage lands on the drone, read only the instructions, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on Saturday, November 18, 2023. (Image credit: SpaceX (via X))

The Tche Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Earth for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch aboard the Just Read the Instructions drone ship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.