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SpaceX launched 64 satellites in record-breaking mission

New York (CNN Business)SpaceX delivered 64 satellites into orbit in one fell swoop for a record-setting mission.Elon Musk's company launched a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday after a series of delays triggered by bad weather and last-minute inspections for the rocket. It marked one of the largest satellite ride-sharing missions ever launched and the most crowded single mission in US history, according to Spaceflight, SpaceX's customer for the launch.The mission illustrated the growing demand to launch small satellites, modern devices that some companies hope will empower an array of new businesses — from internet service to supply chain monitoring. For SpaceX, Monday's mission, called SSO-A, marked its 19th l ...