Friday, May 6, 2022

SpaceX completes 45th Starlink launch

On Friday, May 6, SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the 45th mission for Starlink.

The mission also marked the 12th flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and now seven Starlink missions. The booster was recovered on a drone ship in the Atlantic.