Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched yet again another batch of satellite crafts of its space-based Internet service Starlink, known officially as Starlink 10, Tuesday this week according to a report by Eric Mack on the website CNet.
The launch used a Falcon 9 rocket booster and set a new record for the most number of reuses a single orbital rocket could make. Now on its sixth ascent back on space, the company has shown that is slowly becoming the master of the art after previously conducting successful missions with three Starlink missions and two more roundtrip commercial satellite delivery trips. All shared the same rocket that was launched earlier this week.
Some big milestones coming up https://t.co/K3v3yddg6J— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2020
Everything went according to plan with the craft’s nose cone returned safely off the Atlantic Ocean. This is crucial for the company’s vision of completely recycling every salvageable part of a craft for use in future missions.
The next launch of Starlink satellites is scheduled in September as the company is also playing catch up and gearing up for another launch in the later part of August using a different craft for a delayed Argentine satellite launch.