The 46 Starlink satellites were launched on July 10.
The company's workhorse rocket lifted off from a Space Launch Complex 4 East in California at 6:30 pm. There is a person in this picture
The early stages of the mission were streamed by the company on its website. The launch site was foggy but the livestream showed a beautiful scene as the rocket soared above the clouds.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 11, 2022
We can see the rocket at full power as it heads to space.
Confirmation of the main engine cutoff and stage separation is given around 150 seconds into the mission. The satellites were exposed to space for the first time a few seconds later when the rocket's half fell away.
The first-stage Falcon 9 booster had previously supported the DART missions, as well as three Starlink missions.
The Of Course I Still Love You drone ship was waiting in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California when the first stage came back to Earth. The livestream failed just as the rocket hit the ground.
The 46 Starlink satellites were put into low- Earth orbit. The deployment was confirmed by the space company shortly before 8 p.m.
Since June 2010, the Falcon 9 rockets have been launched 166 times, with 163 of them being successful. The rocket powers astronauts and cargo towards the International Space Station as well as sending satellites to space for private companies and organizations.
More than 2,000 Starlink satellites have been deployed, with the growing number of satellites allowing it to broaden its internet coverage around the world.
One of Starlink's main goals is to bring internet to unserved or underserved communities, but the company is also interested in offering the service to anyone that wants it. If Starlink can win a few percent of the global telecommunications market, it could be worth as much as $50 billion in annual revenue.