Transporter-1 (Falcon 9)
24 January 2021
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Transporter-1 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 10:00 a.m. on 24 January 2021. Transporter-1 is SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission. On board this launch are 133 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, and orbital transfer vehicles) and 10 Starlink satellites (143 satellites total) – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. The Starlink satellites aboard this mission will be the first in the constellation to deploy to a polar orbit.

Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission, the ANASIS-II mission, the Starlink 12 mission, and launch of Dragon’s 21st cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. 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 rocket launched into a hazy and cloudy sky.
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