SpaceX Starlink

Starlink 2 Launch Day Photo Gallery

A gallery of pictures and facts from Starlink 2 Launch Day, Jan. 6, 2020

Starlink 2 will be launching at 9:19 pm EST today. Here are our on-site photos of the Falcon 9 in all its glory, waiting to lurch into the cosmos.

Interesting facts about today’s launch:

  • This is the fourth launch of this first stage.
  • With today’s launch, SpaceX will become the largest single satellite operator, with a constellation of 180.
  • With this launch, SpaceX also becomes the single most active private launch provider.
  • This is the first launch, worldwide, of the year 2020.
  • Despite astronomer’s concerns, this launch will place 60 more satellites in space. Each weighs about 220kg.

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