WATCH: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral, Sticks Landing On Drone Ship
By Space Coast Daily // May 24, 2019
Launched open at 10:30 p.m.
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Scheduled For Thursday From Cape Canaveral. Launch window opens at 10:30 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. EDT SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services.
Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018 and the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019.
Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Approximately one hour and two minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites were deployed at an altitude of 440km. They then used onboard propulsion to reach an operational altitude of 550km.
Following stage separation, the main stage booster engine will attempt landing on drone ship ‘Of Course, I Still Love You’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
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