Starlink 12 (Falcon 9)
6 October 2020
Space Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on the thirteenth Starlink mission at 7:29 a.m. on 6 October 2020 from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s first flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts onboard and the ANASIS-II mission. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. One of Falcon 9’s fairing halves supported two previous Starlink launches.

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

Long distance views of the launch.
The squiggly line of the Falcon 9's exhaust trail can be seen twisting in the wind above the horizon at left.
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