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SpaceX launched its twelfth Starlink mission and launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit

On Tuesday, August 18 at 10:31 a.m. EDT, SpaceX launched its twelfth Starlink mission, which launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission in June 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites deployed approximately 15 minutes after liftoff.

You can watch a replay of the launch webcast above, and if you would like to receive updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area, please visit starlink.com.