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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California
A SpaceX rocket carrying 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation has blasted off from California

UMA SpaceX rocket carrying 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation blasted off from California on Friday.

The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07 PM., and minutes later the first stage landed on a droneship in the oceano Pacífico while the second stage continued toward low terra órbita.

Satellite deployment was scheduled to occur about an hour later.

Starlink is a space-based system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world.

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has hundreds of Starlink satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of 340 milhas (550 quilômetros).