On Friday, August 19 at 3:21 p.m. ET, SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
This was the ninth flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301, and now four Starlink missions.
Following stage separation, the Falcon 9 booster touched down on SpaceX’s drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas positioned in the Atlantic Ocean.
Photos taken from SR 528 causeway, about 11.5 miles away. Full story here.
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