Stunning clear blue sky launch at 3:01 PM EDT or 19:01 UTC on May 4th 2021 (May The Force Be With You) for SpaceX and the 82nd landing of a Falcon 9 with another 60 Starlink Internet satellites successfully deployed with over 3,000 satellites in the constellation.
This is B-1049.9 nineth flight tied for first place in the Falcon 9 fleet of boosters.
B-1049.9 previously flew on Telestar 18v, Iridium 8 and sixth previous Starlink missions.
Congratulations to everyone at SpaceX for a successful landing on OCISLY 633 kilometers down range in the Atlantic ocean. Fairing recovery ship Shelia Bordelon is approximately 730 kilometers down range.
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