Congratulations SpaceX – 23 more Starlink Satellites
SpaceFlightNow.com reported the launch as follows. “Update 12:40 a.m. EST (0540 UTC): Successful liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and landing of the Falcon 9 first stage booster.
A Falcon 9 rocket is to launch tonight with another batch of satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink internet service. Liftoff from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station occurred at 12:05 a.m. EDT (0505 UTC). The Falcon 9 carried 23 second-generation V2 mini satellites and headed on a south-easterly trajectory after launching from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral. Following stage separation, about two and half minutes into flight, booster 1069, which is making its 11th flight, landed on the drone ship “Just Read the Instructions” which will be stationed about 420 miles (675 km) downrange in the Atlantic east of the Bahamas.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch and description of the mission.