ANKARA

SpaceX successfully launched 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Wednesday.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 0125GMT .

This was the fifth launch made by the Falcon 9 rocket, its white exterior scorched by its previous trips through the atmosphere, according to Space.com.

The rocket was previously used for launching Starlink satellite groups twice, once Iridium NEXT communications satellite groups, and once a Canadian state communications satellite.

SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon carrying two US NASA astronauts– Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley– docked at International Space Station (ISS) in the last month.

They became the first Americans to launch on an American rocket from American soil to the space station in nearly a decade.

As part of the Starlink project, the company plans to launch a total of 12,000 internet satellites by 2027.

Founded in 2002, SpaceX aims to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets, according to its website.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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