One of the top news stories every week is about routine SpaceX Starlink launches. It is increasingly becoming a buzzword, and now again it’s here with its record-breaking launch. The seventh mission of 2021 to carry a new batch of the company’s broadband satellite to orbit also set a new record on Sunday morning.
Moreover, on Sunday morning, it launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, with the payload delivered by its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. This historical launch set a record for the Falcon 9, a reusable launch vehicle, which logged its 9th flight and ninth landing for the first-stage booster.
Reports say Elon Musk’s SpaceX set its earlier records of reusability in January 2021 as part of another Starlink launch. They used it as a first-stage booster, which had flown in December 2020. This has been done in regards to show that it can re-fly these boosters, and also turnaround for the booster units is speedy.
The launch of a two-stage rocket shot off at Pad39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:01 a.m. EDT. Interestingly, the 60 Starlink satellites which were launched on Sunday were the third batch within the time span of two weeks. It brings the total in orbit to over 1,000.
If talking about the future, then over the next few decades, Elon Musk is hoping to send around 42,000 satellites to space with the aim of bringing high-speed internet to serve the world with seamless internet services, from forest to snow-fed Antarctica.
Lastly, the launch comes just after the firm’s last flight, and this time with a Falcon 9 rocket blowing off from a neighboring Space Launch Complex40, at Cape Canaveral. People were highly excited and treated with an awesome view of the socket climbing into orbit said by Space.com reports.