SpaceX to Launch Sixth Batch of 60 Starlinks on Wednesday
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April 21, 2020 - by Ben Evans for americaspace.com
For the fifth occasion in less than six months, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 booster core for the fourth time on Wednesday, 22 April, as the organization resumes an aggressive campaign of missions in the face of the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Liftoff of the veteran booster—tailnumbered "B1051"—is targeted to occur from historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 3:37 p.m. EDT and will loft another 60 Starlink internet communications satellites into low-Earth orbit.
This also represents SpaceX's seventh flight of 2020 and the eighth time in a row that it has performed missions on previously flown boosters.
Wednesday's launch comes on the back of four previous batches of Starlink satellites so far this year, as well as last month's CRS-20 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and the triumphant...
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