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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches, Instantly Pauses Starlink

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In the vast expanse of space technology, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, choreographing a celestial dance, has taken an intriguing turn. The highly anticipated flight of 22 Starlink internet satellites, initially rescheduled in the name of a higher cosmic priority—NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission—is now finally launched into space. This marks another milestone in SpaceX’s ongoing endeavors, showcasing the versatility and efficiency of the Falcon 9 rocket in navigating complex scheduling and cosmic priorities.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Timing

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches its most awaited 22 Starlink satellites on Tuesday, October 17 at 8:39 p.m. ET, to low-earth orbit from the Space Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

The rocket’s first stage returned to the Earth, in a vertical landing position at sea on SpaceX’s drone ship, in approximately 8.5 minutes of flight as expected. This particular Falcon 9 first stage has embarked on this celestial ballet 16 times before, leaving a mark on space history.

Previous Voyages 

Two of its previous voyages were in service to NASA, carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. On a different stage, at California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base, a Falcon 9 delivered 21 Starlinks into orbit, marking SpaceX’s 71st orbital launch of the year. 

As the cosmic ballet continues, enthusiasts and stargazers worldwide observe anxiously, anticipating the next celestial chapter in the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket launch saga. The stars have stories yet to tell, and SpaceX is ever-ready to listen and respond.

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