SpaceX Sends 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit; Falcon 9 Hits 100th Straight Successful Launch
SpaceX on Wednesday launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, setting yet another milestone for the company.
Today’s launch marked the 100th consecutive for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster, and also marked the 16th launch of 2021. The cadence of SpaceX has been an impressive one rocket launch every nine days. This was the sixth launch in the last 33 days, marking once every five days, as noted by @SciGuySpace.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk replied, “Cumulative payload to orbit is the really crazy number. Falcon has delivered more than double rest of world combined over trailing 12 months.”
Falcon 9 successfully landed on SpaceX’s droneship ‘Just Read the Instructions’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
Starlink satellite internet is now also available in Belgium and the Netherlands, with SpaceX again highlighting over 500,000 people have ordered or placed deposits for an order.
Check out the full replay below from earlier today:
The next Falcon 9 launch is expected to take place next week on June 3, when the Dragon CRS-2 SpX-22 mission will bring supplies to the International Space Station.