SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellites, Misses Booster Landing Written 16 February 2021


SpaceX Dragon nighttime launch, July 2016. | NASA

CNET News reports that for the first time in a year, “SpaceX appears to have missed the landing of its Falcon 9 first stage booster.” CNET adds that “it seems very likely” that the Falcon 9 used in the launch of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband satellites on Monday “crashed in the ocean.” Meanwhile, the next set of Starlink satellites is scheduled “to blast off from adjacent Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday at 9:55 p.m. PT (12:55 a.m. Wednesday ET).”
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