The New Paper

January 21, 2021

SpaceX launches 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched 60 additional Starlink satellites yesterday, bringing the total to over 1,000. Starlink aims to enable high-speed internet globally (particularly in rural communities) via a constellation of orbiting satellites. It expanded its “better than nothing” public beta (first launched in October) to the UK earlier this month.

Extra: The launch reused a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time (a new record).
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