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Latest SpaceX Starlink satellite launch sets another flight record – CNET


The booster flown Tuesday experienced been utilised five periods before.


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SpaceX on Tuesday despatched another batch ofStarlink broadband satellites on their way to orbit from Florida, along with a handful of Earth-observing steel birds, and designed background as soon as yet again in the course of action.

The Falcon 9 booster that Elon Musk’s area organization employed for the ride share had formerly flown on a few Starlink missions and on two commercial satellite shipping gigs. That implies its flight this 7 days was its sixth, a new mark for a single orbital rocket. 

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“Some big milestones coming up,” Musk explained on Twitter Sunday, referring to the sixth flight of the booster (serial range B-1049) and the a hundredth mission for SpaceX above the firm’s heritage. 

The Falcon 9 initially stage actually established two records on the very same day, by to start with launching for the sixth time and then landing for the sixth time a small when later on. 

The launch went off on program Tuesday morning at 7:31 a.m. PT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the booster landed about nine minutes later on on the droneship Of Course I Continue to Adore You in the Atlantic Ocean.

In addition to the historic launch and landing, SpaceX will try out to capture equally halves of the nose cone that guards 58 Starlink satellites and 3 satellites belonging to Earth-imagery corporation Earth as they blast through the ambiance. The fairing pair employed Tuesday is also experienced in flight, obtaining been applied and recovered on an before Starlink mission. SpaceX has justlately perfected its techniquefor retrieving these components, and we will see if it can make a pattern of this and go on to increase its recycling plan.

Though officially named Starlink ten, this is truly the eleventh start of a batch of Starlink satellites, subsequent themost current prior mission on Aug. seven. The subsequent just one soon after this week’s is established for September, and will be preceded by a Falcon nine start in late August of a Argentinian satellite that was originally scheduled for a 2019 liftoff.  

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