Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 56 Starlink satellites to LEO

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 56 Starlink satellites to LEO

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched 56 more Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit, or LEO, from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday.

What happened: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched 56 Starlink satellites from Florida at 4: 01 p.m. On Wednesday, it was ET. The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship post-launch, the company said on Twitter.

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SpaceX has had at least one launch per week for the entire month of March. Falcon 9 launched 56 Starlink satellites to space last Friday. Musk said that over 70 launches were expected for the space exploration company for the rest of 2023, and retweeted the photos of the launch.

SpaceX is targeting March 30 for a Falcon 9 launch of the Space Development Agency's Tranche 0 mission to LEO from California.

The first launch attempt of SpaceX's Starship is expected to take place around the third week of April and will carry both crew and cargo to Earth's orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Musk's space venture has had 220 launches in total and 182 landings, as per the company website.

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