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The last post, “Spacecraft Deployments, SpaceX Activities, What Pandemic?” contained quite a few numbers--mainly to do with satellite costs, manufacturing rates, and deployment shares. A part of the article’s focus was to provide a possible reason for why SpaceX might be launching another 60 Starlink satellites during a pandemic. The proposed broadband service provided by… Continue reading Sharing: Money, Missions, Influence
In about mid-March 2020, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with a payload of 60 Starlink satellites. The first stage of the Falcon 9 had been launched four times before, making the March launch the fifth one for that stage--a first for SpaceX. The commercial mission was successful with the Falcon 9's upper stage flinging off… Continue reading Spacecraft Deployments, SpaceX Activities, What Pandemic?