Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with another 58 Starlink satellites. There were also three Sky-sat space cameras on board. SpaceX launched the eleventh Starlink mission on Tuesday from the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the US state of Florida. On board were 58 Starlink satellites and three Sky-Sat satellites from the Californian experts for high-resolution earth photography from space, Planet Labs. The Falcon 9 launch vehicle was used for the fourth time on a Starlink mission. Overall, it was the sixth launch of the rocket.
After just nine minutes, the Falcon 9 was able to land again on the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” waiting off the coast. According to SpaceX, the module should be able to complete ten launches with manageable maintenance work in between. In total, a Falcon 9 should be able to be used for up to 100 flights before it is finally decommissioned. With the sixth start that has now been achieved, history has already been made in any case. Two more Falcon 9s, which have already been used five times, are close to this record.