Dozens of Satellites Launched into Orbit by SpaceX

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 143 satellites was launched successfully into space Sunday, January 24, 2021 by SpaceX. This constitutes a record number of satellites launched at one time by a single rocket.

The Transporter 1 Mission broke the previous record of 104 satellites launched at once in 2017. SpaceX has been focusing on shared launches with multiple diverse payloads. Included in the record breaking launch were weather tracking satellites, some of SpaceX’s own Starlink satellites as well as a variety of others for companies like Planet and ICEYE.

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