Two new milestones await SpaceX on August 18th 2020 at 10:31 AM EDT or 14:31 UTC from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Florida.

It will be their 99th launch attempt and the very first time a same first stage booster has ever flown six times! To date SpaceX has flown five Falcon 1 rockets, 90 Falcon 9 rockets and 3 Falcon heavy vehicles making Starlink 10(11) the 99th potential flight. 100 flights is close at hand.

SpaceX is continuing to push the boundaries of re-useability with this upcoming mission using booster B-1049.6 which has already flown five times during the flights of Sept. 10, 2018 Tesstar 18V SLC-40, Jan 11, 2019 Iridium Next 10 Vandenberg, May 24th 2019 Starlink 0.9 SLC-40, Jan 7th 2020 Starlink 2(3) SLC-40 and June 4, 2020 Starlink 7(8) SLC-40 Cape Canaveral. Four times this booster has landed on OCISLY and once on JRTI their drone ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

On board will be 58 company Starlink satellites along with three ride share SkySat 19 to 21 imagine satellites for Planet.

On board will be 58 company Starlink satellites along with three ride share SkySat 19 to 21 imagine satellites for Planet.

SpaceX continues to push the boundaries of re-useability and spacenews.lu will be there to record this amazing event.

Re-useability a driving force for Elon Musk and SpaceX will take another momentus step again on August 18th and spacenews.lu will be there to record this amazing event.

Photos from May 24th 2019 Starlink 0.9 with booster B-1049.3 it’s third flight by Scott Schilke

written by Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu

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