SpaceX Sets Falcon 9 Reuse Record: 14th Launch Sends Off Starlink and Rideshare Satellites

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SpaceX launched 34 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit on Saturday night, along with an AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 satellite, as part of a rideshare aboard Falcon 9.

This rideshare payload is the largest yet at 1,500 kilograms (3,306 lbs).

This was a special launch as it was the record 14th reuse for this particular Falcon 9 rocket, which took off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:20 pm ET.

Falcon 9 successfully landed on the SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean.

This record 14th landing of this Falcon 9 booster means it has served the Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and now nine Starlink missions.

It was the 141st landing of an orbital class rocket and later, SpaceX confirmed deployment of the AST SpaceMobile BlueWalker 3 satellite, and later 34 Starlink satellites.

Check out the full replay below:

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Starlink earlier today launched in Malta and is now serving 40 countries worldwide.