Launched a company SpaceX is a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with its latest set of 60 satellites to serve Starlink into orbit, meaning it has sent 180 satellites in the past two weeks alone.
The Falcon 9 first-stage booster successfully returned to Earth, landing on his Of Course I Still Love You cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the report. Announced The company.
The launch set a record for the Falcon 9 missile reuse program, being the ninth flight and ninth landing of the first-stage booster.
SpaceX said: The new mission sets a record for the ninth time to launch and land the first stage of a booster Falcon 9 rocket.
The booster was previously used in a variety of missions, including five previous Starlink service launches, as well as the company’s Crew Dragon capsule Demo-1, which was an unmanned test flight that proved to be operating as intended from the launch all the way to docking with a station. Space International and then back to Earth.
The satellites are part of the growing constellation of Starlink, which SpaceX is building to provide Internet connectivity to rural areas on Earth.
The company has permission to launch 12,000 satellites as part of the project, and has more than 1,000 satellites in orbit so far.
Starlink also has about 10,000 users in the beta program it launched last year.
The Starlink kit, which comes with a router and antenna, costs $ 499, with a monthly subscription of $ 99 for internet speeds between 70 and 130 Mbps.
The company opened initial Starlink applications in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom last month, with a filing fee of $ 99.
The new launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was the second in the past few days for SpaceX, which sent another Falcon 9 rockets into the sky from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday.
This launch also brought 60 satellites into orbit, and the next batch of Starlink satellites is tentatively scheduled for March 21 from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The issue of missile reuse is of particular importance when it comes to these Starlink missions, which are occurring with increasing frequency as SpaceX presses to expand Internet service availability globally.