A SpaceX rocket launched a BlueWalker 3 satellite, landing 14

SpaceX launched a new — and massive — commercial communications satellite into orbit late Saturday and set a new record for a Falcon 9 launch at the same time.

The Falcon 9 was launched into orbit from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 34 SpaceX on board. Starlink Internet satellites and BlueWalker 3, a satellite prototype built by AST SpaceMobile that has been described as the largest commercial communications suite ever launched into space. The take-off was at 9:20 p.m. EDT (0120 GMT) Saturday night (September 10), with Falcon 9 booster making some SpaceX The date when he returned to Earth.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A on September 10, 2022 carrying 34 Starlink satellites and the massive BlueWalker 3 satellite. (Image credit: SpaceX)

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