A Perfect on time liftoff at 6:12 PM EDT 12-2-21 for SpaceX Starlink 4-3 with 48 Starlink satellites and two ride share BlackSky optical Earth observation satellites have all been successfully deployed.
First stage booster B-1060.9 successfully landed on autonomous drone ship ASOG (A Shortfall Of Gravitas) down range completing it’s ninth trip to outer space and now the fourth orbital class rocket with nine or more flights for SpaceX in its current Falcon 9 fleet.
This first stage booster has now completed six different Starlink missions and launched GPSIII SV03, TurkSat 5A & Transporter 2 for these SpaceX customers.
On SpaceX.com/launches with this evenings success it now is 134 total launches, 96 total first stage landings and 75 reflown rockets for SpaceX.
The Starlink constellation will provide high speed low latency broadband internet service to regions not previously served all over the world.
Congratulations to Elon Musk and his entire SpaceX team for another successful launch from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Florida.
Article and Photos by Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu and space-news.es