1st 10th Reflight of a Falcon 9 for Starlink 26 [Live: 09.05.2021, 19:01 UTC]

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Starship SN-15 Recap

Starlink SN-15 was a success. Here is a summary by Scott Manley: SpaceX's Starship Prototype Takes To The Skies And Returns Safely

Elon teased on Twitter das this model might fly again. Many speculators outside of SpaceX thought it would be retired and stripped for engines. Raptor engine supply is currently production limited and building up a reserve stock of spares would be helpful.


SpaceX is launching 60 additional Satellites for their own Starlink Constellation.

The booster is a Block 5 on its 10th flight and will land on a drone ship.

This is the first time a 10th re-flight is attempted.

The mission to low earth orbit will launch from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

Launch Weather by the 45th Weather Squadron.


  • Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
  • 60 Starlink Satellites

Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com

Where to watch:

Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

Scott Manley: SpaceX's 'Wet' Fleet 2021

Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube

MikeOnSpace: OFFICIAL Starlink SPEED TEST results and SPACE LASERS - details on the Private Beta and Public Beta

Mark Handley: Using ground relays with Starlink

MikeOnSpace: Amazon KUIPER vs SpaceX STARLINK - Another heavyweight enters the race for Global Satellite Internet

Ben Sullins: Starlink Could Change EVERYTHING!

LTT: Gaming on STARLINK!!

Now You Know: We Test Elon’s $99 Mobile Internet | In Depth

Mediocre Coffee: Starlink vs. Telus: My Experience in Rural Alberta

Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com

TMRO: YouTube

Track Starlink satellites: https://satellitemap.space/

Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink

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