SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers 60 more Starlink Satellites.

Space Coast, FL – A seven times reused SpaceX Falcon 9 takes the spotlight today. B1058.7 makes it’s seventh launch from SLC-40 and landed on ASDS Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX Falcon 9 B1058 lifts of for it's 7th time
SpaceX Falcon 9 B1058 lifts of for it's 7th time | Photo: Jon Van Horne

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusability

The Falcon 9 rocket booster that flew this mission had previously flown NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. It also supported missions: ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1 and two Starlink missions. Today's mission marked it's 7th flight and landing. The landing was preformed by the SpaceX Fleet in the Atlantic Ocean.

Falcon 9 soars through the daytime blue sky on the Space Coast of Florida
Falcon 9 soars through the daytime blue sky on the Space Coast of Florida | Photo: Jon Van Horne

Just as Falcon 9s are reused, so are the fairings. Fairings encapsulate the payloads on certain launches. One half of Falcon 9's fairing was previously used on AMOS-17 and two Starlink missions. The other half was previously used on a Starlink MIssion.

A Falcon 9 contrail is seen as it approaches MECO (Main Engine Cut Off)
A Falcon 9 contrail is seen as it approaches MECO (Main Engine Cut Off) | Photo: Jon Van Horne

Today's launch was the first daytime launch of the last six launches on Space Coast, Florida. The clear air and sky made for an impressive sight for most viewers in and around most of Florida. Next up, to date, is the Crew-2 mission which is slated for April 22, 2021 at 0611 EDT (1011 UTC). We'll be covering as much as we can. Be sure to stay posted here on our website or our social media channels.

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