HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Sixty more Starlink internet satellites were successfully launched into orbit early Thursday via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 1:19 a.m. from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. Thursday’s launch was the fifth for this Falcon 9, which last flew just 27 days ago – the quickest turnaround between missions for any SpaceX rocket.READ MORE: Officials: 6 In Critical Condition After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Multi-Vehicle Crash
After delivering the satellites into space, the rocket came back to Earth and landed successfully on the ship “Of Course I Still Love You.”READ MORE: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
This morning’s launch was also the first of two nearly back-to-bank Starlink liftoffs – another 60 satellites are scheduled to go up early Friday morning on a different Falcon 9 rocket.
The satellites are part of SpaceX’s endeavor to deliver high-speed internet across the globe.MORE NEWS: Daily COVID-19 Case Rates, Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend In IE, Ventura County
SpaceX is based in Hawthorne.