SpaceX launches and lands another Falcon 9, 6 times

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.

Falcon 9 in the Space Coast of Florida’s sky | photo: Jon Van Horne

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.

Falcon 9 rocket booster B1051.6 soars into space | photo: Jon Van Horne

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.

Falcon 9 perched on Of Course I Still Love You, seconds after landing | image: SpaceX live stream capture

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.

Net collapse on GO Ms. Tree during fairing recovery | image: SpaceX live stream

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.

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Jon Van Horne
Jon Van Horne

He began his career in media as a multimedia designer and developer in Montreal, Quebec. He developed a passion for media during his job in Photography and Video at a Montreal media content company. Other passions in media, photography/videography and soon going back to school in engineering.