A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites into orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 4:28 a.m. on 24 March 2021.
The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of the GPS-III Space Vehicle 03 and Turksat 5A missions in addition to three Starlink missions. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing supported the Sentinel-6A mission and the other supported a previous Starlink mission.
Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Starlink satellites will eventually form a constellation around the Earth providing global satellite-based internet access.
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