SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit yesterday, and today, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from the LC-40 launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, sent another group of Starlink satellites into orbit in the amount of the same 53 pieces. 22 hours and 33 minutes elapsed between these two launches.
And although this speed of launching Starlink satellites is impressive, this is not a record for SpaceX itself: at the end of last year, two consecutive launches took place with a difference of 15 hours and 17 minutes. Today’s Falcon 9 flight was already the 20th for this rocket this year, the 29th rocket launch in the US this year, and the 54th rocket launch in the world this year.
To date, SpaceX has launched 2,600 Starlink satellites into space on 48 missions. 2321 satellites of the orbital constellation are in working order.