Space Coast, FL – The early morning hours were lit up today for SpaceX’s 23rd Starlink mission. A Falcon 9 rocket launch took place from SLC-40 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 0428 EDT (0828 UTC). This marked the 113th Falcon 9 mission for SpaceX.
Falcon 9 B1060 Starlink Mission
The Falcon 9 rocket booster used on this mission has flown and landed 5 other times. It's previous missions are:
- GPS III SV03 Matthew Henson
- Starlink Missions L11, L14 & L18
The rocket booster made it's sixth landing this morning on ASDS Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.
Currently, the SpaceX Fleet is making their way back to Port Canaveral, Florida, USA. They are expected to return in about 48-72 hours. This all depends on weather and sea conditions. But for now it appears to be smooth sailing for the ships and crews.
The Starlink constellation grows by another 60 satellites and is already available. SpaceX already has plans for more Starlink missions slated to launch this year. So if you haven't experienced a rocket launch yet, you'll have plenty of chances throughout 2021. Congratulations to SpaceX on the successful mission and project.
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