Space.com reported the launch as follows. “SpaceX launched another batch of its Starlink internet satellites on Monday (Dec. 18) after a series of delays.
The company launched 23 Starlink spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 11:01 p.m. EST (0401 GMT on Dec. 19).
As to plan on Monday, the Falcon 9’s first stage came back to Earth for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch. It touched down on the droneship “A Shortfall of Gravitas,” which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.
It was the third launch and landing for this particular booster, according to a SpaceX mission description. Its other two missions were Crew-7 and CRS-29, which sent astronauts and cargo, respectively, to the International Space Station for NASA.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch and description of the mission.