SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully launches 60 Starlink satellites


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Falcon 9 1st stage after landing

Capitalism in space: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket this morning successfully launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

It also successfully landed its first stage, the second time this stage has done so.

The leaders in the 2020 launch race:

20 China
15 SpaceX
9 Russia
4 ULA
4 Europe (Arianespace)

The U.S now leads China in the national rankings 24 to 20.

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One comment

  • pzatchok

    60 satellites and landed the first stage on a barge at sea.

    And no one is impressed.

    Imagine if this had happened just 20 years ago. For a real shock imagine if NASA had done this in the 1970’s.

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