SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Atop Falcon 9 Rocket Written 21 January 2021


View of 60 Starlink satellites from a  May 2019 launch. |  Official SpaceX Photos, CC0/Wikimedia Commons

Space News reports that at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket launched from KSC’s Launch Complex 39A, and deployed the satellites 65 minutes after liftoff. The rocket’s “first stage, making its eighth flight, landed on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.” The launch “was the first time SpaceX flew a booster eight times.” 
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