The first part of SpaceX’s ambitious satellite internet network is in orbit.
On Thursday evening, the spaceflight company deployed 60 of its Starlink satellites from its Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The launch took place just shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time, with the Falcon 9’s first stage booster landing approximately nine minutes after takeoff on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, located in the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s the third launch and landing of this particular first stage booster, which flew for the first time last September for the Telstar 18 Vantage mission, and again in January for the Iridium-8 launch. Read more…