SpaceX 2nd Starlink Blastoff with 1st Quadruply Launched/Landed Falcon 9 1st Stage: Photo/Video Gallery

SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites soars to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL in this remote camera view. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second blastoff in SpaceX’s burgeoning Starlink constellation with 60 Starlink broadband satellites put on a stunning sky show Monday morning, Nov. 11 on Veterans Day – with the next generation payload bolted atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating the payload stack thundering to space from Florida’s Space Coast.

The Starlink mission thus amasses a series of truly significant milestones in spaceflight history.
Liftoff of the Starlink mission took place at 9:56 a.m. EST (1456 GMT) during an instantaneous launch window Monday, Nov 11 from Space Launch Complex-40 (SLC-40) on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.

SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites soars to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL in this remote camera view. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Eight minutes later the Falcon 9 first stage successfully made a precision rocket assisted intact and upright touchdown on the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OCISLY) droneship prepositioned in the Atlantic Coast off the Carolinas.

This Starlink mission counts as the heaviest ever payload lofted by a Falcon 9.

Enjoy our second and much enlarged Space UpClose eyewitness gallery of photo and video imagery from the launch and prelaunch activities.

Check back as the gallery grows.

Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

And check all our Starlink articles and more.

Also watch for my follow-up articles and galleries about the arrival of the recovered 1st stage into Port Canaveral on Friday, Nov. 15 atop OCISLY 4 days after liftoff – as well as the craning off OCISLY and landing leg retraction work.

9 Merlin 1D engines + Rain birds + Fire & Fury – Up Close look at SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink Veterans Day launch on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT with rain birds firing water collant from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL that successfully delivered 2nd batch of 60 improved Starlink broadband satellites to LEO. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

Watch my Starlink launch video here:

Video Caption: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying second set of 60 SpaceX built Starlink high speed broadband satellites lifts off at 9:56 a.m. ET on Nov 11, 2019 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on Starlink mission – as seen in this video camera stationed at pad. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

9 Merlin 1D engines + Rain birds + Fire & Fury – Up Close look at SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink Veterans Day launch on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT with rain birds firing water coolant from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL that successfully delivered 2nd batch of 60 improved Starlink broadband satellites to LEO. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
9 Merlin 1D engines + Rain birds + Fire & Fury – Up Close look at SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink Veterans Day launch on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT with rain birds firing water coolant from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL that successfully delivered 2nd batch of 60 improved Starlink broadband satellites to LEO. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com –www.spaceupclose.com – twitter @ken_kremer – email: ken at kenkremer.com

Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics.
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Ken’s upcoming outreach events:

Nov 23, 1 PM, Titusville, FL: “50th Anniversary Apollo 12 and NASA’s Human Return to the Moon with Project Artemis” at American Space Museum, Titusville, FL. Lecture free. Open to the public.
Website: www.spacewalkoffame.org
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Dec 3/4: 7 PM, Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL. “SpaceX CRS-19 Launch to ISS Dec 4.” Free. In hotel lobby

 

Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

 

Sunset view of SpaceX Falcon 9 at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL prior to liftoff on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

Nighttime view of SpaceX Falcon 9 at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL prior to liftoff on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites soars to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL in this remote camera view. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites soars to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL in this remote camera view. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites soars to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL in this remote camera view. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 stack carrying 60 upgraded Starlink broadband satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) on Veterans Day on 11 Nov. 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink mission soars to space on 11 Nov. 2019 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink mission soars to space on 11 Nov. 2019 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

UpClose look at reused payload fairings from Arabsat-6A launch – recycled to house 60 Starlink satellites for launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 on Nov. 11, 2019 at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
SpaceX Falcon 9 stack rests horizontal on transporter erector in this late afternoon silhouette view looking directly onto the sun on Sunday Nov 10 during our media remote camera setup at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, for Starlink-1 mission targeted for launch Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EST. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

 

 

Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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