SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites on Monday, February 15 at 10:59 p.m. EST, according to the company’s press release. The satellites were launched at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
- Monday’s flight was the sixth launch of the Falcon 9 booster, which previously supported Dragon’s 19th and 20th cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station, SAOCOM 1B, NROL-108, and a Starlink mission.
- An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a row.
- Another Starlink launch, with 60 satellites on board, is planned for early Wednesday from the nearby Kennedy Space Center.
- The launches are part of SpaceX’s goal of delivering internet access to customers around the world.
SpaceX has now launched 1,145 Starlink satellites and has regulatory approval to launch more than 12,000.