SpaceX makes its 200th successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket
US aerospace company SpaceX has sent another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. The launch marked the Falcon 9 rocket's 200th successful launch.
Falcon 9 launched its 200th successful mission, and delivered another 53 SpaceX Starlink satellites to orbit this morning pic.twitter.com/HlXSzVRPip- SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
The rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center pad. The first stage separated 150 seconds after launch. This was the fifth launch for her. Approximately 6 minutes later, it landed on the unmanned platform A Shortfall of Gravitas.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/UMNPWnwiQ6- SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
Falcon 9's first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship pic.twitter.com/9a56rWumR1- SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
Falcon 9 has orbited 53 Starlink satellites. The total number of spacecraft in orbit to provide broadband Internet access has exceeded 3,800. An hour after the launch, SpaceX officially confirmed that the satellites had been put into orbit.
Deployment of 53 Starlink satellites confirmed- SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 2, 2023
In the future, Elon Musk's company wants to use the giant Super Heavy rocket and Starship spacecraft for this purpose. But they are still in development. A debut launch is expected before the end of the first quarter of 2023.