Third Starlink launch in March puts another 60 sats into orbit and sets new rocket re-use record

by | Mar 15, 2021 | Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

At 1001 GMT on 14 March a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida carrying 60 STARLINK satellites. This was the third such launch this month, with a fourth mission planned for 21 March. The satellites were dispensed into a sub-300 km deployment orbit over an hour after launch.

Lift-off of the Falcon 9 mission carrying 60 Starlink satellites into LEO. Courtesy of SpaceX

 

The Falcon 9 first-stage successfully landed on the drone barge Of Course I Still Love You nine minutes after lift-off. This marks a record ninth flight and landing for this particular first-stage.

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