FEB 17, 2020 3:26 PM PST

SpaceX Launches More Starlink Satellites, But Fails First Stage Landing

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

SpaceX launched yet another one of its renowned Falcon 9 rockets on Monday, this time carrying a plethora of its Starlink satellites that will fortify the existing lineup of internet satellites that will one day shower the entire globe with high-speed, low-latency internet service.

The rocket blasted off from a launchpad situated in Cape Canaveral, Florida at approximately 10:05 A.M. Eastern time, and after the first stage put the 60-satellite payload where it needed to be, the second stage took over to get the satellites into orbital altitude.

As always, SpaceX attempted to land its first stage using a remote ship in the Atlantic Ocean such that it could be recovered and refurbished for a future flight. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan and the first stage made a soft landing in the ocean beside ship rather than on the ship’s landing pad. It remains to be seen if the first stage is salvageable.

Due to the failure to land its Falcon 9 rocket this morning, SpaceX missed a significant milestone in what would’ve been the commercial space company’s 50th successful landing. That aside, the primary mission was a success.

About the Author
Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
JUL 29, 2022
Space & Astronomy
Black Hole Found Lurking Outside Our Galaxy
JUL 29, 2022
Black Hole Found Lurking Outside Our Galaxy
A recent study conducted by an international collaboration of experts and published in Nature Astronomy have discovered ...
AUG 20, 2022
Chemistry & Physics
Biggest Black Hole Jet from A Nearby Galaxy
AUG 20, 2022
Biggest Black Hole Jet from A Nearby Galaxy
There is an extremely active black hole at the very center of galaxy NGC 2663 that is releasing an enormous amount of en ...
SEP 14, 2022
Space & Astronomy
Looking Back in Space: NASA's Project Gemini
SEP 14, 2022
Looking Back in Space: NASA's Project Gemini
This series will explore historic space missions from the start of the Space Age to the present day, including both crew ...
OCT 16, 2022
Space & Astronomy
NASA's Chandra X-ray Telescope Provides a New Perspective for James Webb Space Telescopes Images
OCT 16, 2022
NASA's Chandra X-ray Telescope Provides a New Perspective for James Webb Space Telescopes Images
In the summer of 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) released its very first images to the public. Now, ...
NOV 03, 2022
Space & Astronomy
Martian Core Identified Through Planetary Scan
NOV 03, 2022
Martian Core Identified Through Planetary Scan
In a recent study published in Nature Astronomy, a pair of researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) hav ...
DEC 02, 2022
Space & Astronomy
Hunt For Dark Matter Gets Good News
DEC 02, 2022
Hunt For Dark Matter Gets Good News
In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters, an international team of researchers led by the Albert Einstein ...
Loading Comments...