SpaceX's Falcon 9 Soars — Sends 22 Starlink Satellites Skyward In 65th Launch Of The Year

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 carrying 22 Starlink satellites from Florida after reporting favorable weather conditions.

What Happened: SpaceX confirmed via a post that all systems were functioning well and the weather was trending favorable for the Falcon 9’s launch of 22 Starlink satellites on Friday. The process of loading propellant was also reported to be underway.

On Friday, at 11:38 p.m. EDT, SpaceX commenced the launch.

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The Falcon 9 rocket is set to deliver the Starlink satellites into the low-Earth orbit as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to expand its internet service coverage.

Later, SpaceX, in another post on X, stated that this was SpaceX’s 65th launch of the year.

Why It Matters: This launch is part of a broader agreement between SpaceX and the Canadian satellite operator, Telesat Corporation TSAT. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will conduct a series of launches from California and Florida, carrying Telesat Lightspeed constellation satellites to low-Earth orbit.

These launches, scheduled to begin in 2026, mark a significant step in SpaceX’s ambitious plan to extend global service coverage by late 2027.

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