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SpaceX will stuff 60 Starlink satellites in one rocket

Sixty Starlink satellites are shown inside a Falcon rocket’s nose cone. (Elon Musk via Twitter)

We now know how many of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband data satellites, developed in Redmond, Wash., can be crammed into the nose cone of a Falcon rocket.

The answer to the ultimate question is 60.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk showed how five dozen satellites fit, just barely, inside a Falcon fairing today in a tweet.

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By Alan Boyle

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