At 1901 GMT on 4 May 2021 SpaceX successfully launched another set of 60 Starlink satellites. The mission utilised a Falcon 9 vehicle from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA. The satellites were deployed into their deployment orbit in LEO 1 hour 4 minutes after lift-off.
The first stage used for this mission, known as B1049, successfully completed its ninth launch and landing 8 minutes 40 seconds after launch. The drone barge “Of Course I Still Love You” was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean about 633 km to the northeast of the launch site.
Phil Hylands contributed to this article.