Space Coast, FL – Today, SpaceX lifted of their Falcon 9 rocket booster, B1051.6. They launched their fourteenth Starlink mission using previous flown fairings, this will be their 3rd flight.
The SpaceX Fleet, GO Ms. Chief, GO Ms. Tree, Finn Falgout and ASDS Of Course I Still Love You were set in the Atlantic to make their recoveries.
Down range at about 633km (393 mi) off the coast of North/South Carolina the autonomous drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” was the landing site. After ~8 minutes the Falcon 9 rocket booster made it’s 6th landing.
This marks SpaceX’s 62nd successful recovery of a Falcon 9 first stage and 32nd time landing on Of Course I Still Love You.
GO Ms. Tree’s net had gave way in one of the corners during the fairing half catch today. The crew is safe and unharmed. Currently they are working to get the fairing secured properly near the stern of the ship.
GO Ms. Chief did make a fairing half catch today as well, marking their 2nd. This also marks GO Ms. Tree’s seventh catch.
Definitely quite the Sunday launch today. All Starlink sats have been deployed and will spread out soon over time to further extend the Starlink constellation.
Sometimes it’s wonderful to be able to step outside your house and still never miss a launch and can still hear the rumble☺️ congrats once again #SpaceX on your 14th #Starlink mission! pic.twitter.com/OrDowOJoqo— 🚀⭐️Crystal⭐️🚀 (@Star_Shattered) October 18, 2020
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