Starlink 22

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Time exposure of the launch as seen from the Conn Beach boardwalk in Vero Beach. Note the short orange streak just above the horizon at right. This is all that could be seen of the entry burn of the first stage through the clouds.

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.

View the Rocket Launch Index.

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