SpaceX Loses 80% Of Newest Starlink Satellites

Starlink satellite launch
After a successful launch, a solar storm doomed most of the Starlink satellites launched on Feb. 3.
Credit: SpaceX
It has been more than five years since SpaceX has lost a satellite, but despite a successful launch and deployment, the latest batch of Starlink spacecraft are mostly doomed. The day after a SpaceX Falcon 9 dispatched 49 Starlink satellites into orbit, a solar storm struck, causing Earth’s outer...

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