After seeing most of the satellites it sent into space earlier this month destroyed by a geomagnetic storm, SpaceX has now made a new launch.
So Starlink has 46 new satellites.
SpaceX has successfully launched a new batch of Starlink satellites after their latest launch didn't quite go as planned. The news was sent via Twitter:
- SpaceX (SpaceX) February 21 2022
46 satellites were launched by a Falcon 9 rocket this morning and SpaceX streamed everything from its YouTube channel. If you haven't had a chance to see it, check it out now.
This task was in the beginning preview for Sunday morning. However, it was delayed due to the payback time.
Due to the weather recovering, it is now targeting Monday, February 21st at 9:44AM EDT for the launch of Starlink
- SpaceX (SpaceX) February 19, 2022
This was Starlink's fourth satellite launch this year, with two launched in January and one in beginning of this month. Since SpaceX debuted, 2,100 Starlink satellites have been launched into orbit, with more than 200 crashes due to failure.
SpaceX already has permission to launch 12,000 satellites, and hopes to secure approval for an additional 30,000 in the future.
Today's launch came a few weeks after NASA warned of space safety. As she warned, SpaceX's Starlink will carry "an additional risk of crashes that generate debris." However, he made it clear that he was not against the launch of Elon Musk's satellites and that he only hoped to ensure that the SpaceX service would not "disturb" its activities.
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