SpaceX launches another 53 Starlink satellites aboard Falcon 9

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SpaceX has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday morning, carrying another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit.

The SpaceX rocket lifted off at 7:19am EST through a thick blanket of low cloud and fog. The launch was initially scrubbed on Friday to due bad weather both at the Cape Canaveral and off shore where the booster was to to be recovered.

The launch was the 25th of the year for Falcon 9, averaging out to more than 2 every month so far in 2021.

The 53 new Starlink satellites brings the total number in orbit to 1,844.

Starlink recently exited out of beta, and also unveiled an all-new Dishy McFlatface design earlier this week. The new rectangular dish offers more mounting options, but also does not allow for external routers to be connected. The company says they are working on a solution.

New ‘Starlink Rectangular’ satellite dish design unveiled

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