Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches 54 More Starlink Satellites: ‘Meant For Peaceful Use Only’

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink 4-20 ngo  launches from Space Launch Complex 40 astatine  NASA's Kennedy Space Center successful  Cape Canaveral, Fla., connected  Sept. 4, 2022. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink 4-20 ngo launches from Space Launch Complex 40 astatine NASA's Kennedy Space Center successful Cape Canaveral, Fla., connected Sept. 4, 2022. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

Elon Musk-led SpaceX yet launched its Falcon 9 reusable rocket with 54 Starlink satellites, pursuing respective weather-induced cancellations past week.

What Happened

The backstage aerospace institution launched the Starlink satellites connected Sunday nighttime from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station successful Florida.

About 9 minutes aft the launch, the Falcon 9’s first-stage booster landed connected the ‘Just Read The Instructions’ drone vessel successful the Atlantic Ocean.

Deployment of 54 Starlink satellites confirmed

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 19, 2022

Why It’s Important

The latest ngo marked SpaceX’s 42nd motorboat this year, arsenic the institution rolls connected with ambitious targets to conscionable Musk’s imaginativeness of making beingness multi-planetary and much practically, debar a “genuine hazard of bankruptcy.”

The work has besides reportedly reached Antarctica now.

Starlink is meant for peaceful usage only

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2022

Musk, the world’s richest antheral and the CEO of Tesla Inc, besides tweeted earlier that Starlink “is meant for peaceful usage only,” successful what appears to beryllium a effect to Russia’s complaints that the U.S. and its allies usage “elements of civilian, including commercial, infrastructure successful outer abstraction for subject purposes” astatine a gathering of the United Nations past week.

“It seems similar our colleagues bash not recognize that specified actions successful information represent indirect engagement successful subject conflicts,” the Russian delegation’s caput said successful a statement.

Starlink provides low-latency, high-speed outer net service. In the aboriginal stages of the Russia–Ukraine war, astatine the petition of Ukraine, Musk sent Starlink terminals to the war-ravaged nation, which was past facing an net blackout pursuing attacks by its bigger neighbor.

By Ramakrishnan M

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