Weather of Arabia - The SpaceX Falcon 9 missile launched a new fleet of Starlink satellites into orbit and landed on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean late yesterday - Saturday - . That marks a record 16th flight for the booster, according to space.com
And SpaceX said in a statement that the "Falcon 9" rocket, which carries satellites, was launched yesterday evening from the "Cape Canaveral" space airport in the US state of "Florida".
The statement indicated that the first stage of the rocket successfully returned to Earth after about eight minutes and 50 seconds, and landed on a SpaceX drone, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
In this context, the Falcon 9 upper stage, which cannot be reused, continued to transfer 54 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit.
The satellites were expected to be deployed approximately 66 minutes after liftoff.
And “SpaceX” stated that this batch of “Starlink” satellites is the last batch of version 1.5, as the company moved to using version 2 of the satellites, which were on board the “Falcon 9” rocket that was launched last Sunday evening.
The launch of the rocket was supposed to take place last Friday, but it was postponed due to high levels of liquid oxygen on the engines of the first stage of the rocket.
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