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SpaceX Launches 48 New Starlink Satellites
SpaceX has successfully deployed 48 new satellites into the Earth’s lower orbit
The new cluster of the Starlink satellites was launched on Wednesday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 8.45 a.m.
"Another 48 Starlinks just reached orbit," Musk said in a tweet.
The new 48 satellites were launched by a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket.
"Time to let the American broomstick fly and hear the sounds of freedom." said by the launch director.
The remark comes after the Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin, who earlier mocked the American rockets by calling them broomsticks.
Russia suspended it’s rocket engine supple to US launch providers following the economic sanctions by US amid Ukraine invasion.
Wednesday’s launch marked the fourth flight and landing for its particular Falcon 9 first stage, Space.com reported.
SpaceX’s Starlink is the constellation of broadband satellites in Earth’s lower orbit.
Since 2019, SpaceX has launched 2000 Starlink crafts and planned to launch more in coming future.