SpaceX’s Falcon 9 was launched into orbit with another batch of 60 mini-satellites to replenish the orbital constellation of the global Internet coverage of the Starlink system.
The launch was carried out on Tuesday at 07:59 am from the 40th launch complex of the space center in Florida.
The Falcon 9’s reusable first stage failed to make a controlled landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic. A vertical landing on the automatic offshore platform Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic was planned 8 minutes 24 seconds after the launch of the rocket, but the cameras did not record its landing on the drone platform. This first reusable stage was used for launches for the sixth time.
Nearly 1 hour 5 minutes after launch, the rocket should put all satellites into orbit.