SpaceX is launching 22 Starlink satellites on its 70th mission this year

SpaceX launched 22 of its Starlink Internet satellites early today (Oct. 5) on the company’s 70th orbital mission.

The Starlink spacecraft lifted off tonight at 1:36 am EDT (0536 GMT) from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket was originally targeted for launch at 10:45 p.m. EDT (0245 GMT on Oct. 5) on Wednesday, but was delayed several hours due to bad weather.

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As planned, the Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Earth aboard a SpaceX drone for a vertical landing in the ocean, read instructions 8.5 minutes after launch.

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