January 29th, Starlink mission 4
Updated: Jun 28, 2020
Launching from LC-40 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a Falcon 9 rocket containing more Starlink Satellites lifts off at 9:06 am EST.
A Falcon 9 stands 229 feet tall, and weighs 1.2 million pounds. Watching one lift off is a great way to start any morning, and that's just what we did today. Booster 1051’s first stage previously launched Crew Dragon on its first demonstration mission in March 2019, and then RADARSAT Constellation Mission in June 2019. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone ship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Starlink now has 300 total satellites in orbit, and more are coming.
Upon successfully landing, booster 1051.2 will change into 1051.3, the number after the decimal place is used to show how many times each has flown successfully. It seems now, the launching and landing of rocket boosters is completely normal, and SpaceX is coming up on 50 successful missions.