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SpaceX launches 60th Falcon 9 mission of 2024

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lifting Off

SpaceX launched its 60th mission Falcon 9 rocket mission of 2024, achieving a new milestone for the space launch vehicle company as it moves for more rapid reusability.

On June 7, 2024, SpaceX launched the first of the two Falcon 9 missions carrying 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. The weather was favorable for this liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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After hot staging, the first stage landed on a droneship completing its 14th overall flight. It previously supported CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, SES-18, and SES-19 and 12 Starlink missions including the latest.

Interestingly, this was the 300th Falcon 9 first standing landing, which is a huge milestone for the reusability factor. On June 8, 2024, SpaceX sent a new Falcon 9 rocket to low-Earth orbit with a payload of 20 Starlink satellites including six satellites with Direct to Cell capability.

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This was a record 21st liftoff for the booster stage, which previously sponsored Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, ISI EROS C-3, Korea 425, Maxar1, and now 10 Starlink missions.

Mel Trivalo is a senior author at EONMSK.com, he began his early career in electronics in 2021 and turned his attention towards Space and Rocket Science. Mel likes to explore new technologies and swings baseball to run through creative thoughts.

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