SpaceX orbits Starlink satellites in pre-dawn launch
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched 53 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit at 5:42 a.m. EDT 09:42 UTC) May 6, 2022, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
This morning’s pre-dawn flight was also the 12th reuse record-tying launch of a Falcon 9 first stage booster for the company. Only two other boosters have reached this milestone.
The first stage, core B1058 landed as expected on the drone ship “A Shortfall of Gravitas,” stationed 390 miles (629 kilometers) downrange of liftoff.
This is the 14th launch to Starlink Shell 4. Approximately 30 launches in total are required to fill this shell.
Video courtesy of SpaceX
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