December 4, 2021

Live coverage: SpaceX launches Starlink and BlackSky satellites

December 2, 2021

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night carrying 48 Starlink internet satellites and two BlackSky Earth-imaging payloads into orbit. The mission took off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral at 6:12 p.m. EST (2312 GMT), and the first stage landed on SpaceX’s offshore drone ship, completing its ninth trip to space and back.

Two BlackSky satellites hitching ride on Starlink mission

November 30, 2021

BlackSky said Tuesday it is launching two optical Earth observation satellites as rideshare payloads on a SpaceX Starlink mission planned for liftoff this week from Cape Canaveral. The mission is set for launch Thursday, one day later than the previous schedule.

SpaceX launch starts deployment of new Starlink orbital shell

November 13, 2021

SpaceX shot 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from foggy Cape Canaveral, commencing a new phase of deploying the global broadband network with the first launch into a new “shell” some 335 miles above Earth.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches 53 Starlink internet satellites

November 12, 2021

SpaceX launched a reusable Falcon 9 booster on its ninth flight Saturday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on a mission to deploy 53 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit. The mission, which was delayed from Friday due to weather, lifted off at 7:19 a.m. EST (1219 GMT), and was the first flight for SpaceX’s Starlink network to launch from Florida in nearly six months.

SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

November 11, 2021

Just ten hours after launching a crew capsule from a nearby pad, SpaceX ignited the main engines on a reused Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning for a brief test-firing ahead of a planned liftoff Friday to begin a new phase of deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet network.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

September 13, 2021

SpaceX began launching its next series of Starlink internet satellites Monday, when a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff with 51 Starlink satellites occurred at 8:55 p.m. PDT (11:55 p.m. EDT) Monday, or 0355 GMT Tuesday.

Photos: Falcon 9 launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites

May 28, 2021

These photos show the liftoff from Cape Canaveral and climb into space of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday. The launch carried 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit and set a new record for payload fairing reuse, with one half of the nose cone making its fifth flight.

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