HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Sixty more Starlink internet satellites were successfully launched into orbit early Thursday via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
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The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 1:19 a.m. from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. Thursday’s launch was the fifth for this Falcon 9, which last flew just 27 days ago – the quickest turnaround between missions for any SpaceX rocket.
After delivering the satellites into space, the rocket came back to Earth and landed successfully on the ship “Of Course I Still Love You.”READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Killed in Halloween Party Shooting
This morning’s launch was also the first of two nearly back-to-bank Starlink liftoffs – another 60 satellites are scheduled to go up early Friday morning on a different Falcon 9 rocket.
The satellites are part of SpaceX’s endeavor to deliver high-speed internet across the globe.MORE NEWS: Dye, Brown lead No. 10 Oregon past UCLA, 34-31 In Rose Bowl Thriller
SpaceX is based in Hawthorne.