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Images: SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, catches rocket’s payload fairing

Images: SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, catches rocket’s payload fairing

Photo and video imagery from the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday show the launcher vaulting into space from Cape Canaveral with another batch of nearly 60 Starlink satellites, followed by the successful recovery of the rocket’s first stage booster and payload shroud offshore. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket lifted off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:31 a.m. EDT (1431 GMT) Tuesday with 58 SpaceX-built Starlink broadband satellites and three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites for Planet, a San Francisco-based remote sensing company.

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