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SpaceX launches 23 more Starlink satellites from Florida

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SpaceX added 23 more satellites to its Starlink internet constellation on Saturday night (Dec. 2).

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the communications satellites lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 11:00 p.m. EST (0400 GMT on Dec. 3). 

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket first stage is seen after landing on the droneship “A Shortfall of Gravitas” in the Atlantic Ocean after launching 23 Starlink satellites from Florida on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

The Falcon 9‘s first stage came back to Earth for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch. It touched down on the droneship “A Shortfall of Gravitas,” which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.

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