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SpaceX to launch another 60 Starlink satellites, reuse nose cone for first time

[2019.11.06, Wed 21:05] Next week, the company will launch a further 60 Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a rocket with a number of reusable parts. The first batch of 60 Starlink satellites was launched in May of this year, and recently Elon Musk was able to use the system to send a first tweet over the network. SpaceX wants to launch up to 30,000 Starlink satellites in the future, but for now they're beginning with a more reasonable batch of 60. To launch the next set of satellites into orbit, SpaceX will use its old reliable, the Falcon 9 rocket. There's another aspect of reusability in the Starlink launch. For the first time, SpaceX will reuse a payload fairing, which is the nose cone used to protect the rocket from the extreme heat and pressure generated as it rises up through the atmosphere. This time and date could change due to weather conditions or the need to make last-minute adjustments, as happened with the first launch of Starlink satellites in May. Then, strong winds required SpaceX to delay its launch twice.
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