SpaceX rocket launches BlueWalker 3 satellite and achieves 14th landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Pad 39A at night
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SpaceX launched a colossal new commercial communications satellite into orbit Saturday night while setting a new launch record for its Falcon 9 rocket.

The Falcon 9 was launched into orbit from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 34 from SpaceX. starlink internet satellites and BlueWalker 3, a prototype satellite built by AST SpaceMobile that is billed as the largest commercial communications suite ever flown in space. Liftoff was at 9:20 pm EDT (01:20 GMT) on Saturday night (September 10), with the falcon 9 reinforcement doing some spacex story when he returned to Earth.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A on Sept. 10, 2022 with 34 Starlink satellites and the massive BlueWalker 3 satellite. (Image credit: SpaceX)

“This is an unprecedented 14th landing for this booster,” said Jesse Anderson, SpaceX production engineering manager, during live commentary (opens in a new tab).

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