Starlink 24

Image #210429

Moon-lit time exposure of the launch as seen from Jaycee Beach in Vero Beach. Dimly seen at right, just above the horizon, is the entry burn of the first stage heading for its landing on the droneship.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 11:44 p.m. on 28 April 2021.

The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03, Turksat 5A, and four Starlink missions.

Following stage separation, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed successfully on the Just Read the Instructions droneship located in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites will eventually form a constellation around the Earth providing global satellite-based internet access.

Click to view the Rocket Launch Index, my list of past rocket launches I have photographed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.