Space.com reported the launch as follows. “SpaceX launched 23 more of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Sunday (Jan. 7).
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink spacecraft lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:35 p.m. EST (2235 GMT).
To plan, the Falcon 9’s first stage came back to Earth about 8.5 minutes after liftoff, touching down on the drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.
It was the 16th launch and landing for this particular booster, according to a SpaceX mission description.
The Falcon 9’s upper stage, meanwhile, continued hauling the 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit, where they were to be deployed about 65.5 minutes after liftoff.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch and description of the mission.
You can find out if Starlink is available at your home by registering at this website…
Blog Comments/Suggestions – please contact Jim Niemes, Assistant Treasurer NSCFL, at Logical Innovations, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org