SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Written 11 March 2021


SpaceX Dragon nighttime launch, July 2016. | NASA

SPACE reports that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:13 a.m. EST, carrying 60 Starlink satellites. Approximately eight-and-a-half minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s “first stage returned to Earth for its sixth landing, touching down on one of SpaceX’s drone ships.” This mission “marked SpaceX’s seventh mission of 2021 and the company’s 21st 60-satellite Starlink launch overall.”
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