SpaceX launches 54 upgraded Starlink satellites and lands rocket on 60th flight of 2022

SpaceX launched the first batch of a new generation of Starlink satellites into orbit early Wednesday (December 28) and nailed a sea-landing rocket to mark a record 60th flight of the year.

A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 54 upgrades Starlink Internet Satellites — the first generation 2 (Gen2) versions of the SpaceX fleet – lit up the predawn sky with a soft launch at 4:34 a.m. EST (0934 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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