SpaceX to Reuse Falcon 9 Booster for Record 12th Time Written 18 March 2022


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network stands ready for launch. | Associated Press-©

Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX “raised a veteran Falcon 9 booster vertical on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral late Thursday, ready for a record-setting 12th mission Friday night with 53 more Starlink internet satellites.” The launch “will mark the 12th flight of a Falcon 9 booster that debuted in March 2019 with the unpiloted test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which paved the way for subsequent SpaceX launches with astronauts. This booster, designated B1051, has launched from all three of SpaceX’s active pads in Florida and California.”
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