SpaceX Conducts Starlink Mission Launch and Successful Booster Landing Written 22 April 2022


SpaceX launches 43rd Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. | Credit: SciNews; YouTube; framegrab

Spaceflight Now reports SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday at 1:51 p.m. EDT carrying 53 Starlink satellites into orbit thus "growing the company’s commercial internet network [as] ground teams seek to increase the already-blistering pace of Falcon 9 rocket missions." Launch, initially scheduled to take place at 11:14 a.m., was delayed "due to high winds at the Florida spaceport." The mission, named Starlink 4-14, marked "SpaceX’s 15th Falcon 9 launch of the year, and the 149th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket since the workhorse launcher debuted on June 4, 2010."  After the launch, the rocket made a successful landing on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
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