SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Falcon 9 Rocket Hits Reuse Record

Falcon 9 8th launch

SpaceX has successfully deployed 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday morning, after two days of delays.

The company’s Falcon 9 booster launched at 8:02 am ET from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This specific booster marked its incredible eighth launch and landing (onto the “Just Read the Instructions” drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, in windy conditions to boot) the most of any Falcon 9 rocket.

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At just over one hour into the launch, 60 Starlink satellites successfully deployed into orbit. SpaceX now has over 1,000 Starlink satellites in space with more to come, after this 17th mission.

Currently, Starlink’s internet beta program is available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.