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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites
Posted: Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 9:13 PM ET (0113 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites, March 2020 (SpaceX) A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched another set of Starlink satellites Wednesday morning, but failed to land the booster. The rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:16 am EDT (1216 GMT) and deployed the 60 Starlink satellites into orbit 15 minutes later. The rocket's first stage, making a record-setting fifth flight, did not perform a successful droneship landing, but SpaceX disclosed few details about what went wrong. Elon Musk later said that a first stage engine shut down prematurely during ascent. The launch was scheduled for Sunday but aborted at the last second because of "out of family data" during engine startup.
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