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Starlink 11 (Falcon 9)
3 September 2020
Space Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on the twelfth Starlink mission at 8:46 a.m. on 3 September 2020 from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission in June 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites will eventually form a constellation around the Earth providing global satellite-based internet access.

THE LAUNCH
An overly processed shot to cut through the almost opaque morning haze hugging the ground.
FIRST STAGE BOOSTER RETURN TO PORT CANAVERAL - 06 SEPTEMBER 2020
The first stage booster supporting the Starlink 11 mission returned to Port Canaveral on the morning of 6 September 2020 aboard the "Of Course I Still Love You" (OCISLY) droneship.
The booster on OCISLY loiters offshore with the tug "Finn Falgout" as they wait for sunrise before entering Port Canaveral.
The "Go Quest" support ship makes its way to dock leaving the slower OCISLY to make its own way.
A SpaceX technician gives scale to the rocket's large landing legs and Merlin engines.
The booster is a bit charred from its two trips to the edge of space and back.
OCISLY and its precious cargo safely tied up to the dock.
TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF THE BOOSTER RETURN
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