SpaceX Launched 17th Starlink Mission On Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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After two postponements — one on Monday and one on Tuesday — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 8:02 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, completing the seventeenth Starlink mission. The booster used in this mission has been used for the 8th time. There are now 1015 satellites by the Starlink Mission, inclusive of the 60 satellites by this 17th Starlink Mission. Following first-stage separation, Falcon 9 successfully landed for the eighth time on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9’s first stage booster rocket previously supported seven other missions: the SXM-7 mission in December 2020, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission in June 2019, launch of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission in March 2019, and four Starlink missions. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported a Starlink mission and the other previously supported two.
in the video “SpaceX launches 17th Starlink mission“, below:
SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, January 20 for its seventeenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center. The instantaneous window is at 8:02 a.m. EST, or 13:02 UTC. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven other missions: the SXM-7 mission in December 2020, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission in June 2019, launch of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission in March 2019, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported a Starlink mission and the other previously supported two, in the video “Starlink Mission“, below:
SpaceX launched its 17th Starlink mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Jan 20, 2021, in the video “Blastoff! SpaceX launches first Starlink satellites of 2021“, below:
Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX just launched its next batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, in the video “Watch SpaceX Starlink launch! (60 satellites into orbit)“
Elon Musk reminds us the need to remain excited about the future, in the video below:
Recalling back in September 28, 2019, SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at our launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk will provide an update on the design and development of Starship, in the video “Starship Update“, below:
This is all because:
“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great – and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”
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