….carrying 53 company satellites to orbit on July 24th 2022 from Cape Kennedy Florida at 9:38 AM EDT!
The early morning back-lite sun at 9:38 AM EDT gave not only a shadow on the first stage booster Falcon 9 shock collar or vapor cone but delivered a rainbow reflecting in the condensed moisture around the rocket in today’s 33rd SpaceX launch for 2022 and their sixth launch in July!
First stage booster B-1062-8 (it’s 8th flight to space) flew from LC-39A and Starlink 4-25 delivered 53 additional internet satellites into orbit including a successful landing on ASOG down range in the Atlantic ocean.
Other company milestones are their 171 successful total SpaceX launches, 133 first stage booster landings with 109 total reflights of the Falcon 9 rocket per spacex.com/launches .
Congratulations to Elon Musk and the incredible SpaceX team on this mission success.
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