LOS ANGELES, May 31 (Xinhua) -- U.S. private space company SpaceX launched 52 more Starlink satellites into orbit early Wednesday.
The satellites were launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, at 2:02 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
Soon after the launch, SpaceX confirmed the Starlink satellites were deployed.
Falcon 9's first stage returned and landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean about 8 minutes and 45 seconds after launch.
It was the 14th launch and landing of the first stage booster, according to SpaceX.
Starlink satellites are equipped with optical space lasers, which help to provide truly global coverage and serve people in the most remote locations on Earth, SpaceX tweeted on Wednesday. ■