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Falcon 9 launches with 22 satellites on 20 September 2023 from Florida

After certifying Falcon 9 booster stages for up to 20 flights earlier this year, Space X launched today one booster, serial number 1060, to its 17th flight. This sets a record for reusability of Falcon 9 boosters.

The flight lifted off from Cape Canaveral pad 40 and carried 22 new Starlink satellites to orbit.

This was another batch of new V2 mini Starlink satellites which are – despite “mini” in their name –  larger and have four times the bandwidth of the previous versions. Full-sized V2 satellites will be launched on Space X’s huge Starship rocket when it is available.

Read more about this launch from this space flight article or relive the launch on SpaceX X video.