SpaceX is launching 23 Starlink satellites in the second stage of the dual spaceflight

SpaceX launched another batch of its Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Wednesday evening (May 22), the company’s second mission in less than 24 hours.

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 23 Starlink spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 10:35 p.m. EDT (0235 GMT on May 23).

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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands aboard the A Shortfall of Gravitas drone on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

The Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage returned to Earth about 8 minutes after launch, landing on the A Shortfall of Gravitas drone, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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