CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION — Another group of Starlink satellites was launched by SpaceX on Monday evening. 

What You Need To Know

  • SpaceX launched more than 20 Starlink satellites on its latest mission

  • The launch window opened at 7:42 p.m.

With the launch window opening at 7:42 p.m. ET, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station carrying more Starlink satellites.

The 45th Weather Squadron gave a 95% chance of good liftoff conditions for the launch, with the only worries being the cumulus cloud rule.

Heading into the black

The Falcon 9 first-stage booster used for this mission is called B1078, and it already has seven missions to its name.

After the stage separation, the rocket landed on the droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean.

About the mission

SpaceX sent up 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. The Starlink satellites, produced by a company owned by SpaceX, provide internet services.

Before the launch, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics’ Dr. Jonathan McDowell documented the following Starlink satellites stats.

  • 5,657 are in orbit
  • 5,587 in working order
  • 5,163 are in operational orbit


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