Today at 10:05 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket booster (B1056). This successful launch will help the Starlink sat constellation provide moderate coverage in North America late this year.
The mission is to provide global broad band internet service sometime in 2021, We can expect to see a lot more of these launches this year.
Even though the rocket booster missed the drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You, the launch is still deemed successful. As the second stage of the rocket deployed all satellites in to LEO (Low Earth Orbit) successfully.
Congratulations to SpaceX on a new Falcon 9 rocket record turnaround time of 62 days. This is coming close to Space Shuttle Atlantis’ turnaround time of 54 days.
Next launch by SpaceX is slated for March 2, 2020 at 1:45a.m. EST. Cargo Resupply Services 20 (CRS-20).
UPDATE: Faring Halves were not caught.