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Watch SpaceX break a reusability record this morning


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At 10:05am ET, SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to add on to their growing Internet constellation in Low Earth Orbit. The Falcon 9 is launching from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. After this launch there will be a total of 240 V1 Starlink satellites in orbit, 300 satellites total including the very first launch of V0.9 satellites.

This is the 4th reuse of this booster and they're planning on landing on their drone ship 'Of Course I Still Love You' stationed out in the Atlantic Ocean. This is also the fastest turnaround time of reusing a booster from its previous launch, which was JCSAT-18/Kacific1 on December 16th, 2019. That means it has been roughly 63 days since its last launch, beating their previous record of 72 days.

SpaceX will go live with the launch ~15 minutes before liftoff @ 9:50am ET; www.spacex.com/webcast


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