The Falcon 9 launch vehicle launched into orbit on June 4 with the next batch of 22 mini-satellites that will replenish the orbital constellation of the Internet coverage of the Starlink system. Wrote about it Interfax with reference to the developer company SpaceX.
Falcon 9 was launched from the 40th launch complex of the US Space Forces base at Cape Canaveral in Florida. This is the 88th launch of Internet satellites since May 2019 as part of the Starlink project.
Previously, a SpaceX rocket launched into orbit with 56 Internet satellites on May 14. Later, the Falcon 9 launch vehicle went to the ISS with the Crew Dragon spacecraft and crew. The commander was ex-NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. She has already made four space flights to the ISS.
Earlier, the American space technology company SpaceX, Elon Musk, launched a super-heavy Starship rocket from a spaceport in Texas. However, during the test flight, several engines failed, and the rocket exploded.