SpaceX just put 60 more Starlink satellites in space

The launched also marks a milestone for the Falcon 9 rocket.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 takes more satellites into low Earth orbit. 


After postponing a planned Sunday launch, SpaceX on Wednesday sent 60 more Starlink satellites into space.

SpaceX tweeted confirmation and a video, Wednesday, of satellites separating from the second stage of the Falcon 9. The company's long-term plan is to put about 42,000 satellites into low Earth orbit to could deliver high-speed internet. Some astronomers, however, are concerned that the satellites will interfere with  space observation.

The launch is also a milestone for the rocket, which is making its fifth flight -- more than any other SpaceX rocket before. The rocket missed its landing, however, Space.com reported.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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