Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a rocket, on Sunday, with 143 spacecraft into space, This is a new record for the most spaceships deployed on a single mission, said the company.
From the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, Falcon nine rocket lifted off at 10 am EST. It flew south along the eastern coast of Florida on its way to space, according to SpaceX.
The reusable rocket has so far carried 133 commercial and government spacecraft and 10 Starlink satellites to space (part of the company’s SmallSat Rideshare Program), which provides access to space for small satellite operators seeking a reliable, affordable ride to orbit.
SpaceX postponed the launch for one day owing to unfavorable weather. On January 22, Musk, CEO of SpaceX, posted on Twitter,
“Launching many small satellites for a wide range of customers tomorrow. Excited about offering low-cost access to orbit for small companies!”
SpaceX has launched more than 800 satellites to orbit previously, needed to offer broadband internet globally. The company estimates $10 billion investment which could generate $30bn annually to help fund its interplanetary rocket program, called Starship.
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