SpaceX to Launch Next Batch of 60 Starlink Satellites on Monday

B1048 roars into the night in February 2019 for its third mission. On Monday morning, the booster will become the first member of SpaceX’s Upgraded Falcon 9 fleet to chalk up as many as four launches. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

Three months since the roar of a Falcon 9 booster last shook Cape Canaveral Air Force Station—and almost twelve weeks since Florida’s last rocket launch—SpaceX stands primed to soar again on Monday, 11 November, to deliver 60 of its home-grown Starlink internet communications satellites into low-Earth orbit. Liftoff of the organization’s 11th mission of 2019 is targeted to occur during a 11-minute “window” which opens at 9:51 a.m. EST, and will mark a new personal best for SpaceX, as rocket ‘B1048’ becomes the first Falcon 9 first-stage core to make a fourth launch, as well as reusing the payload fairing from last April’s Falcon Heavy mission.

Monday’s mission will utilize the recovered payload fairing “halves” from the Falcon Heavy mission back in April 2019. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace


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