Space.com reported the launch and mission as follows, “SpaceX just set a new launch record.
The company sent 21 of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit tonight (Sept. 3) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:47 p.m. EDT (0247 GMT on Sept. 4).
It was SpaceX’s 62nd orbital mission of 2023, setting a new record for most flights in a year, according to company founder and CEO Elon Musk. The old mark was set in 2022.
The Falcon 9’s first stage came back to Earth as planned tonight. It touched down about 8.5 minutes after liftoff on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
It was the 10th launch and landing for this particular booster, according to a SpaceX mission description.
The Falcon 9’s upper stage, meanwhile, kept on flying. It’s scheduled to deploy the 21 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) about 65 minutes after liftoff.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch .
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