More than three-quarters of the launches from Florida’s Space Coast so far this year have deployed SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites, but the focus will shift to other customers in June. Five rocket flights are scheduled to lift off from the spaceport next month for the U.S. Space Force, NASA, and commercial companies.
Another batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites took off from Cape Canaveral at 2:59 p.m. EDT (1859 GMT) Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launcher flew with a recycled first stage booster and payload shroud, with one half of the nose cone flown on four previous missions. The booster successfully landed again on a SpaceX drone ship.