On Wednesday, April 28 at 11:44 p.m. EDT, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the seventh launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 03, Turksat 5A, and four Starlink missions.
Following first-stage separation, SpaceX sucessfully landed the booster engine on drone ship ‘Just Read The Instructions’ in the Atlantic ocean.
Once Starlink is complete, the venture is expected to profit $30-50 billion annually. This profit will largely finance SpaceX’s ambitious Starship program, as well as Mars Base Alpha.
The mission will launch around 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.