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SpaceX rocket launches BlueWalker 3, the largest commercial communications array ever, and aces record 14th landing


SpaceX rocket launches BlueWalker 3, the largest commercial communications array ever, and aces record 14th landing paceX launched a novel — and colossal — commercial communications satellite into orbit late Saturday and set a new launch record for its Falcon 9 rocket at the same time. The Falcon 9 launched into orbit from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying 34 of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites and BlueWalker 3, a prototype satellite built by AST SpaceMobile that's billed as the largest commercial communications array ever flown in space. Liftoff was at 9:20 p.m. EDT (0120 GMT) on Saturday night (Sept. 10), with the Falcon 9 booster making some SpaceX history when it returned to Earth.    More



(Source: Space.com - Sep 11)

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