SpaceX launches 46 Starlink satellites into space today from Ca
On Friday, SpaceX launched 46 more Starlink internet satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
According to reports, this will help in improving more broadband relay platforms for the polar-orbiting segment of the network.
The Falcon 9 rocket is around 229 feet (70 meters) tall and lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg at 2:40:20 p.m.
It was loaded with 46 Starlink satellites flat-packed inside the payload shroud of the rocket.
A view of the stack of 46 Starlink satellites on the Falcon 9 rocket shortly after payload fairing separation. Credit: SpaceX
To recharge their batteries, the Starlink satellites were expected to disperse and extend solar panels after separating from Falcon 9.
With its Starlink network, SpaceX gives consumers around the world high-speed, low-latency internet access.