A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with 60 Starlink satellites. (Credit: SpaceX)
SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, raising the number of spacecraft launched for the broadband Internet constellation to 775.
The successful flight followed three scrubs, two for bad weather and the other due to a ground sensor issue.
Deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed pic.twitter.com/x83OvjB4Pa— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 6, 2020
Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship. The booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s first flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts onboard and the ANASIS-II mission. It was the 43rd flight with a reused first stage.
Ms. Tree caught the fairing half that flew in support of two previous missions! pic.twitter.com/p61bdBrdRP— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 6, 2020
Ms. Tree recovering boat captured a fairing half that was used in two previous launches.