15:27 GMT16 May 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 carrier rocket from a launch site in Florida with a constellation of 60 Starlink Internet satellites.

    "Liftoff!" SpaceX said on Twitter.

    "Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, completing this booster’s seventh launch and landing," it said.

    Founded by Elon Musk, SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet program utilizes satellites in low-Earth orbit with the aim of providing affordable access to broadband internet across the world.

    The first Starlink satellite was launched in 2019 and the constellation now has over 1,000 satellites in active orbit.

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    satellite, SpaceX, Starlink
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