SpaceX Launched Another 23 Starlink Satellites to LEO from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Last Night

The launch marked SpaceX’s third mission this week.

(Cape Canaveral, Florida) Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a batch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:45 p.m. EST last night (May 23rd), marking the company’s third launch in a two-day period and SpaceX's 54th launch this year.

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Photo of SpaceX's launch of 23 Starlink satellites to LEO last night (May 23), courtesy of SpaceX's X account, @spacex.

Last night’s flight marked the 10th flight for the first stage booster supporting the mission, which previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, USSF-124, and six Starlink missions, per SpaceX.   According to SpaceFlightNow, last night's Falcon 9 launch also marked the fifth anniversary of SpaceX's first Starlink launch. The company now boasts 3 million customers around the world, covering 99 countries.

According to a post from @spacex on X today, SpaceX’s fourth flight test of its Starship rocket could potentially launch as soon as June 5th, pending regulatory approval.

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