SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket and 46 satellites into space


The American company, SpaceX, announced the successful launch of a new batch of Starlink satellites into Earth orbits.

A statement issued by the company said, "On Monday, February 21, at 4:44 pm EST, a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and 46 satellites were carried into Earth orbits from Starlink satellites".

The statement indicated that the first stage of the missile had previously been used in 10 space launches, and after using it this time it returned to Earth to land on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

And SpaceX stated that the launch of its last satellites was supposed to take place on February 19, but the process was postponed due to bad weather conditions in the launch area of ​​the rocket at the time.

SpaceX announced the Starlink satellite development project for the first time in 2015, and began implementing it on February 22, 2018, and launched the first batch of 60 of these satellites in May 2019, and the company plans in general to send about 11,000 of these satellites into space. To provide various regions of the Earth with Internet networks with a data download speed of 1 GB/s.