Wednesday, January 20, 2021

SpaceX nears 1,000 Starlink satellites in orbit

SpaceX successfully completed its 16th Starlink launch mission, delivering a further 60 satellites to orbit, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites launched to date to over 9500. The number of Starlink satellites currently in ordit may be a bit lower, as media reports indicate that the company could have de-orbited a small number of its earliest satellites. 

Following Wednesday's launch, the booster rocket successfully landed on a drone ship off the Florida coast. This launch was the eighth launch of this particular Falcon 9 booster.