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Another Batch Of SpaceX Starlink Satellites Heading Into Orbit

Archived photo of SpaceX's Starlink satellites before launch.  Photo: SpaceX
Archived photo of SpaceX's Starlink satellites before launch. Photo: SpaceX

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral in an effort to build a global blanket of internet coverage. The tiny internet satellites will join the more than 1,000 currently in orbit.

The launch is scheduled for 9:58 p.m. ET and weather is favorable.

SpaceX is building a massive satellite constellation to provide broadband internet access worldwide.

This next batch of 60 heading to orbit will ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that previously sent NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into space.

SpaceX plans to land the booster on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean, an effort to reuse the rocket and lower the cost of launches.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.

Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.