The American company “SpaceX” announced this morning that it has succeeded in launching 60 communication satellites into Earth orbits.
A statement issued by the company indicated that a Falcon 9 missile was launched this morning at 1:19 pm EST (9:19 Moscow time), from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying 60 Starlink satellites on board. Earth orbits.
According to the statement, the first stage of the missile separated from the satellite-carrying block and began its journey back to Earth 9 minutes after the launch date, to land on the Of Course I Still Love You floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
The company, “SpaceX” had indicated earlier that it plans to launch two batches of Starlink satellites on Thursday February 4, but retracted its decision and postponed the launch date of the second batch of satellites to Friday, February 5, when it is planned to launch them exactly at 13 hours. : 14 Moscow time.