SpaceX launches 1st batch of new ‘V2 mini’ Starlink satellites to orbit

On Monday evening (Feb. 27), SpaceX launched the first of a new generation of Starlink internet satellites into orbit in a beautiful sunset liftoff, Space.com reported.

On Monday evening (Feb. 27), SpaceX launched 21 of its latest Starlink “V2 mini” satellites into orbit using a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

The launch was delayed by approximately five hours from its original time due to “a space weather concern,” as reported by SpaceX on Twitter.

Following the successful liftoff of SpaceX’s new Starlink satellites, the Falcon 9’s first stage performed a textbook landing on the SpaceX droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, 8.5 minutes after liftoff. This marked the third successful landing for this particular booster, according to SpaceX representatives.

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