Falcon 9 launches 48 + 2 satellites

(05 Dec 2021) Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 48 Starlink satellites, two BlackSky satellites; Date: 2 December 2021, 2312 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, USA.

The main payload was the third batch of SpaceX's recently upgraded Starlink Internet satellites. The two BlackSky satellites successfully separated from the rocket's upper stage about an hour after lift-off, and the 48 Starlink satellites separated about a half-hour later.

It was the ninth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously launched GPS III-3, Türksat 5A, Transporter-2, and now six Starlink missions.

Reference: SpaceX PR

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