Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Seventh Flight
Cape Canaveral, A.F.S. FL. – Liftoff! November 24th, 2020 SpaceX successfully launched 60 more satellites in the next installment of the Starlink Constellation from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral A.F.S. The Falcon 9 came to life and headed toward space at 9:13 PM EST. This launch had been previously delayed to review additional data for “mission assurance” and for weather in the booster recovery area.
This is the 16th Starlink mission for the Falcon 9 rocket. With this launch, SpaceX brought the estimated number of Starlink satellites launched to 955 of a planned 12,000. Shortly after liftoff, the first stage booster made a landing down range on the recovery ship “Of Course I Still Love You”. This Falcon 9 booster B1049.6 now has a record setting 7th flight with the first being back in September of 2018 when booster B1049 launched the Canadian Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite into orbit.
Starlink is building a constellation of satellites to bring high speed internet service in the Northern U.S. and Canada to areas that have no access, unreliable access or simply too expensive access.
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