Space X launches 60 star link satellites in record 10th lift-off

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday before launch "First time a Falcon rocket booster will reach double digits in flights."

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit early on Sunday, it then stuck a landing at sea to cap a record 10th flight for the company's reusable booster.


The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off before dawn from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 2:42 a.m. EDT (06.42 GMT), marking the company's 14th launch of the year.


It was also one for the record books as the flight was this particular booster's 10th launch and landing attempt.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday before launch “"First time a Falcon rocket booster will reach double digits in flights."



The successful lift-off marked the second time SpaceX launched one of its 229-foot-tall (70 meters) workhorse Falcon 9 rockets within the same week, each carrying a full stack of 60 flat-panelled Starlink broadband satellites.



Approximately nine minutes after lift-off, the rocket's first stage returned to Earth, touching down on SpaceX's drone ship "Just Read the Instructions" for a record 10th successful landing.



Clear skies above Florida's Space Coast made for prime viewing conditions as onlookers enjoy the rocket lift-up.

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