SpaceX Sets New Records for Falcon 9 Reusability, Payload Mass with Latest Starlink Launch Written 21 March 2022


SpaceX Dragon nighttime launch. | NASA

Space News reported that SpaceX “set records for the reuse of its Falcon 9 booster and the mass that rocket placed into orbit March 19 with the latest launch of Starlink satellites.” The Falcon 9 “lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 12:42 a.m. Eastern” and placed 53 Starlink satellites into orbit. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk “said that the launch was the heaviest Falcon 9 payload ever launched, at 16.25 metric tons.”
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