SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit, misses rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a brand new batch of 60 Starlink web satellites into orbit late Monday (Feb. 15), however failed to stay its touchdown on a floating platform at sea. 

The 2-stage Falcon 9 booster, topped with the 60 broadband spacecraft, lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Area Drive Station at 10:59 p.m. EST (0359 GMT on Feb. 16). Roughly 9 minutes later, the rocket’s first stage returned to Earth to aim its sixth touchdown on SpaceX’s drone ship “Of Course I Nonetheless Love You” within the Atlantic Ocean,” however missed its goal. 


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