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Space-X ridesharing record for satellites launched

143 satellites launched from Florida on single rocket
SpaceX to launch planet-seeking satellite
Posted at 9:09 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 21:09:49-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Space-X has sent a record number of satellites into orbit.

The company's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida Sunday.

The rocket carried 143 satellite devices to space.

That's a record number of satellites ever deployed on a single mission, according to Space-X.

The mission is part of the company's new rideshare business strategy, to make regularly scheduled launches carrying batches of small satellites, rather than single, large payloads.