SpaceX rocket launches BlueWalker 3 satellite, aces 14th landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Pad 39A at night
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SpaceX launched a massive new commercial communications satellite into orbit late Saturday and also set a new launch record for its Falcon 9 rocket.

Falcon 9 was launched into orbit from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying 34 SpaceX. Starlink internet satellites and BlueWalker 3, a prototype satellite built by AST SpaceMobile and billed as the largest commercial communications array ever to fly in space. Departure was at 21:20 EDT (0120 GMT) on Saturday night, September 10. Falcon 9 making some booster Space X History when you return to Earth.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in September. 10, 2022 carries 34 Starlink satellites and the massive BlueWalker 3 satellite. (Image credit: SpaceX)

“This is the 14th record-setting landing for this booster,” said Jesse Anderson, SpaceX production engineering manager. live commentary (opens in new tab).

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