SpaceX hits another milestone with 7 time reused Falcon 9

Space Coast, FL – Last night, SpaceX lifted off their Falcon 9 rocket for their 16th Starlink mission. A successful mission from launch to landing to the deployment of 60 Starlink satellites. The launch occurred at 2113 EST (11/25, 0213 UTC) on November 24, 2020.

Falcon 9 B1049.7 lifts off through the overcast of clouds on the Space Coast of Florida | photo: Arron Lampkin

SpaceX Milestone

The Falcon 9 rocket booster that lifted off was B1049.7. This marks SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 to be reused 7 times. An amazing feat thus far by the rocket service agency. For extra credit, this was also SpaceX’s Falcon 9’s 100th launch. The launch also included 2 payload faring halves. One in which has been reused twice and the other once.

The landing of the rocket was on the autonomous drone ship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. After 2 days of delays, the SpaceX fleet was able to preform their recoveries and start their way back home to Port Canaveral, Florida.

Watch Rocket Launch, Landing and Starlink Deployment

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