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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sunday with 143 satellites on board. The satellites were put into orbit, breaking the record for the highest number of satellites launched into orbit in one launch. The record was previously held by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) where they launched 104 satellites in one launch in 2017.
SpaceX launched these satellites as part of their “SmallSat Rideshare” program where they are trying to provide small Satellite operators with cheap and reliable transportation to Earth’s orbit.
This is what SpaceX tweeted after the success of the mission- “Falcon 9 launches 143 spacecraft to orbit — the most ever deployed on a single mission — completing SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission”