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SpaceX lost a Falcon 9 booster Monday when it failed to land after successfully delivering a load of 60 Starlink satellites.
SpaceX has not disclosed the cause of the failed landing. The livestream showed a flash near the drone ship, but the rocket was never seen on camera. It’s suspected the rocket landed in the ocean.
The rocket lost had served the company well, flying for six missions in total.
SpaceX planned to follow up Monday’s mission from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with another flight for Starlink today, however that mission has been postponed.
The next mission will mark the 20th batch of broadband-beaming Starlink satellites that SpaceX has launched into orbit. There are now more than 1,000 satellites and SpaceX has FCC approval for more than 2,000.
Starlink is currently operational in some locations and SpaceX has been doing testing with a variety of groups including emergency responders and school districts.
Check out the livestream above.