If you blinked after liftoff you missed this SpaceX Starlink launch at 5:42 AM EDT this morning 5-6-22 from the 39 press site inside Kennedy Space Center due to a low and thick cloud deck just above launch complex 39A.
From nearly straight on looking to the East towards LC-39A the launch view was approximately six seconds before this rocket pierced the clouds and from above turned them into an alien phenomenon with the back lighting.
Further North or South along the beach the visibility was much better and a better quality view of the entire launch sequence including the highly sought after Jellyfish Phenomenon with the sun still below the horizon light.
B-1058-12 is now the third SpaceX first stage booster to successfully launch and land back on a drone ship or LZ-1 for twelve missions to outerspace.
SpaceX has confirmed that all 53 Starlink Internet satellites were delivered to their initial orbit. It marks the combined 18th launch from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station since the beginning of the year from three launch pads 39A SpaceX, SLC-40 SpaceX, SLC-41ULA.
Congratulations to everyone who made this mornings launch a success!
Photo Credit: Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu and space-news.es