SpaceX launches 22 Starlink internet satellites from California on March 19, 2024

SpaceX has launched another batch of 22 Starlink internet satellites on Monday, March 18, 2024, at 10:28 p.m. EDT (02:28 UTC on March 19).

Liftoff of 22 Starlink satellites on Monday, March 18, 2024, from California
Liftoff of 22 Starlink satellites on Monday, March 18, 2024, from California. (Image credit: SpaceX)

A Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX has carried these Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California to low-Earth orbit.

Watch the launch of this mission if you missed it:

This was the 10th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched SDA-0A, SARah-2, and now eight Starlink missions, according to the statement from SpaceX.

The first stage booster is the reusable part of the Falcon 9 rocket. After stage separation, the first stage booster came back to Earth and landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which was stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

Only the second stage (upper stage) of the Falcon 9 rocket carried these satellites to the low-Earth orbit from the stage separation and deployed them about 62 minutes after liftoff.

Know about Starlink satellites 

Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation, located in the low-Earth orbit, which provides high-speed satellite internet from space to almost anywhere on Earth. Currently, it’s providing satellite internet access to over 71 countries.

See the map where Starlink satellite internet is currently available. 

As of March 19, 2024, SpaceX has launched 6033 Starlink satellites, of which 5636 are in low-Earth orbit and 5568 are in operational state, according to the report in Jonathan’s Space Pages. SpaceX has decided to deploy around 12,000 Starlink satellites in total.

The growing number of Starlink satellites in the low-Earth orbit is currently creating controversy because the bright train of Starlink satellites will interfere with night sky observation from the ground.

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