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New world record: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket

New world record/Space.com

Elon Musk's company SpaceX successfully launched two Falcon 9 rockets from the spaceport in Florida. The interval between launches was less than four hours.

On the evening of March 30, SpaceX launched two rockets from Florida less than five hours apart. This is reported on the website Space.com.

The launch of the first Falcon 9 rocket, which sent the telecommunications satellite Eutelsat 36D into space, took place at 23:52 Kyiv time from the Space Center Kennedy Center in Florida.

The satellite was deployed into geostationary orbit approximately 34 minutes after launch. The device will provide the client with television broadcasting in Europe, Africa and Russia.

Later, at 03:30 Kyiv time, on March 31, another Falcon 9 rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Florida, with 23 Starlink Internet satellites.

The satellites were deployed in low Earth orbit as planned, joining more than 5,600 existing broadband satellites from SpaceX.

In addition, for the evening The third launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying Starlink satellites from Vanderbilt Air Force Base, Calif., was scheduled for Saturday, but the launch was canceled due to bad weather.

Sunday and Saturday's launches were the 30th and 31st orbital launches of the year for companies of the American billionaire Elon Musk. In 2024, SpaceX plans to carry out 144 orbital missions.

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