The first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle was previously used for six launches.
The launch from the Cape Canaveral spaceport (Florida) took place at 11:44 pm East Coast time.
The first stage of the launch vehicle was previously used for six launches. SpaceX employees intend once again to return this element of Falcon 9 to Earth. It is expected that a few minutes after the launch, the stage will automatically descend smoothly to the Just Read the Instructions platform in the Atlantic Ocean. This technology allows the company to reduce the cost of the next media launch.
The Starlink network is designed to provide Internet access by deploying many small spacecraft weighing up to 500 kg in near-Earth orbit. According to SpaceX, the launch of 11 thousand satellites and their commissioning will cost $10 billion.
In May 2019, the first 60 Starlink vehicles were launched into space.