Stunning photo shows SpaceX rocket rising above Florida fog

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Rocket launches are always a spectacular sight, but the latest by SpaceX was something truly special as its Falcon 9 rocket soared above thick fog off the Florida coast on Saturday morning.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.
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The launch from Cape Canaveral saw the SpaceX mission deploy another 53 Starlink Internet satellites into low-Earth orbit as the company continues to build out its global broadband-to-space service.

Images shared by SpaceX show a beautiful sunrise at the launch site as well as photos of the Falcon 9 rocket climbing above the fog.

Falcon 9 25th launch in 2021 pic.twitter.com/hq1835HEgJ

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2021

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The spaceflight company also posted a video showing the launch, which marked the ninth use of this particular Falcon 9 rocket. Previous missions to use the booster included the Crew-2 launch to the International Space Station in April. This mission was also SpaceX’s 129th orbital flight.

lift off! pic.twitter.com/MiNSTNWNx0

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2021

SpaceX has deployed more than 1,800 Starlink satellites since sending the first batch into orbit in May 2019.

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The company launched a public beta of the service in November 2020 and now serves over 100,000 customers in approximately 20 countries including the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Mexico, with Japan and India expected to join in 2022 .

In the US, Starlink customers pay a one-time fee of $499 for the Starlink kit, and then $99 per month for broadband service.

The Starlink project has faced criticism from astronomers who have complained that sunlight reflected from satellites can obstruct their view of deep space. SpaceX is trying to overcome the problem by experimenting with different satellite designs to reduce glare.

Another concern is that low-Earth orbit is becoming even more crowded with smaller satellites, a situation that is expected to get worse as Amazon (via Project Kuiper), Boeing, and OneWeb The purpose of the services is to set about deploying satellites. Taking on Starlink.

The fear is that a potential collision between smaller satellites would create even more space junk, which could also lead to larger satellites providing critical data for Earth-based services and crewed satellites such as the International Space Station and China’s new creates danger. Orbiting Laboratory.




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