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Watch: SpaceX launches its eleventh Starlink mission which includes 58 Starlink satellites

Posted at 10:31 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 11:03:06-04

SpaceX launched its eleventh Starlink mission, which included 58 Starlink satellites and three of Planet's SkySats.

Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday morning.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and three separate Starlink missions in May 2019, January 2020, and June 2020, SpaceX said.

The SpaceX site says, "Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond. Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital class reusable rocket. Reusability allows SpaceX to refly the most expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn drives down the cost of space access."