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SpaceX Adds 60 Satellites to Starlink Internet Constellation


SpaceX deployed an additional set of 60 satellites to orbit for the company's broadband internet service, two days later than originally scheduled in order to ensure mission assurance, NASASpaceflight reported Saturday.

Saturday's launch marked the third batch of Starlink satellite batch sent to space this month and the 15th mission to support the global broadband system.

The company is establishing ground stations in Texas, North Carolina and California, which bring the number of filed U.S. gateway locations to 42.

International Starlink partners include New Zealand, Austria, Australia, South Africa and Japan.

SpaceX teamed up with Microsoft to bring satellite-powered connectivity on the latter's Azure cloud platform for public and private sector customers via the mobile data center offering.

Elon Musk's company also secured a contract earlier this month to build four missile-tracking satellites for the Space Development Agency.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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