(Reuters) – A veteran rocket from billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX spacecraft launched 143 spacecraft into space on Sunday, a new record for the most spacecraft deployed on a single mission, according to the company.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 10 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida. He was flying south on the east coast of Florida on his way to space, the company said.
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SpaceX postponed the launch for a day due to bad weather. On January 22, Musk, also CEO of Tesla Inc., wrote on Twitter: “Tomorrow we will launch very small satellites for a wide range of customers. Excited about offering cheap orbit access for small companies! “
Earlier, SpaceX launched more than 800 satellites out of several thousand needed to offer broadband worldwide, a $ 10 billion investment that it said could generate $ 30 billion a year to help fund Musk’s interplanetary rocket program. called Starship.
Report by Helen Coster; Edited by Daniel Wallis