SpaceX successfully added Wednesday 60 Starlink satellites to its constellation created to beam internet service around the world.
The mission launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here in Florida. It was the 24th Starlink mission to date and the 10th mission of 2021.
SpaceX has now launched more than 1,300 Starlink satellites, which is already delivering service to a limited number of customers. SpaceX plans a larger rollout later this year.
The Falcon 9 used in the mission has now flown six times, including the Demo-2 mission carrying astronauts to the International Space Station and three Starlink missions.
The rocket also successfully landed on SpaceX’s droneship “Of Course I Still Love You.” SpaceX has now recovered a first stage booster 79 times.