SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said one of the nine main engines shut down prematurely during liftoff, a rare occurrence. But the satellites still made it to the proper orbit, increasing the Starlink constellation to about 360.
“Shows value of having 9 engines! Thorough investigation needed before next mission,” Musk tweeted.
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