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SpaceX launches dozens of satellites into orbit


SpaceX successfully spear 35 satellites in orbit on Saturday evening – including a huge test satellite built to power smartphones in remote areas.

AST SpaceMobile’s Blue Walker 3 is the size of a studio and unfolds into a 693 square foot flat screen that will produce artificial light that will dwarf any nighttime stars in the sky, according to Fast Company.

Elon Musk’s company also launched 34 Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 9:20 p.m. with a Falcon 9 booster on its 14th mission, setting a record for rocket reuse, SpaceX said.

SpaceX launched 35 satellites into orbit on Saturday.
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The launch came from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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A test satellite was built to power smartphones in remote areas.
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The Falcon 9 landed on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after takeoff, the space company reported.

The new Starlink satellites have joined a constellation of about three thousand others in low Earth orbit, providing internet access to more than 400,000 subscribers, according to SpaceX.




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