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Starklink-2 Mission

(Jan 06, 2020)

SpaceX successfully launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

  • Third successful launch of Starlink satellites into LEO
  • The first stage successfully lands on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You". This is the fourth successful landing of this stage
  • SpaceX becomes the worlds largest satellite operator with a LEO constellation of 180 satellites
  • As an initial test, one of the satellites launched has a special coating designed to reduce light reflectivity visible from the surface of the earth
  • Ms. Tree failed to catch half of the payload fairing
  • There could be as many as 20 Starlink launches this year
  • Starlink is targeting service in Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, and global coverage of the "populated "world" by 2021