Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company launched 143 spacecraft into space on Sunday. With this the company has set a new record for the most spaceships deployed on a single mission.
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 10 a.m. EST from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. It flew south along the eastern coast of Florida on its way to space.
The launch was delayed by a day due to unfavorable weather. On Jan. 22 Musk, also chief executive of Tesla Inc., wrote on Twitter: “Launching many small satellites for a wide range of customers tomorrow. Excited about offering low-cost access to orbit for small companies!”
The reusable rocket ferried 133 commercial and government spacecraft and 10 Starlink satellites to space which provides access to space for small satellite operators seeking a reliable, affordable ride to orbit, according to the company.