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SpaceX launches record 143 satellites in Transporter-1 mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched on Sunday the Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission, with a record 143 spacecraft being launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The mission has set a new record for the most satellites ever launched in a single flight. The satellites are now on their way to a sun-synchronous orbit 500 kilometers above Earth. Transporter-1 is the first dedicated commercial rideshare on a Falcon 9 rocket, and has beaten India’s PSLV-C37 launch of 104 satellites in February 2017.

Space Command crews at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California now have to track 143 commercial and government satellites.

Breaking the News / ND