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SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites mission (May 12, 2024)

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SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifting off

On May 12, 2024, SpaceX sent a new Falcon 9 launch vehicle mission into orbit with a payload of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit.

The liftoff took place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on a targeted launch window at 8:53 p.m. ET.

The launch comes as the company has been managing Starlink satellites amid the most powerful geomagnetic storm in a decade. However, SpaceX confirmed that the satellites are holding quite well and remain healthy.

The first stage booster for this mission completed its 15th flight and landed on a droneship post-stage separation milestone. The booster previously supported missions including SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R MISSION 1, Amazonas-6, CRS-27, Bandwagon-1, and now 10 Starlink missions.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifting Off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifting Off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida (Image Source – SpaceX, May 12, 2024)

Check the liftoff and landing clips from this mission linked below.

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Mel Trivalo is a senior author at EONMSK.com, he began his early career in electronics in 2021 and turned his attention towards Space and Rocket Science. Mel likes to explore new technologies and swings baseball to run through creative thoughts.

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