The launch of the Starlink satellite before the dawn of SpaceX is simply spectacular in these Twitter photos


When SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space on Saturday June 13, it delivered 58 Starlink satellites and three Planet SkySats into orbit. The mission was a success. It also looked incredible.SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket at 5:21 a.m. EDT (0921 GMT), just over an hour before sunrise, from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. As the rocket climbed into the sky before dawn, its exhaust plume was lit by sunlight, creating a dazzling view.

Some observers have even reported seeing the re-entry of the Falcon 9 rocket as it landed on the SpaceX drone. Of course, I still love you about 350 miles (600 km) into the Atlantic Ocean. You can see some of these incredible launch views from the photographers and viewers who shared the view on Twitter below.

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(Image credit: Amy Thompson) contributor Amy Thompson captured this view of the launch from an observation site near Cape Canaveral Air Force station just after takeoff from Falcon 9. She described the view as ” nebula suspended in the sky ”after the Falcon 9 headed for orbit.

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket propellant after the successful launch of Starlink. You can see this video below as provided by SpaceX.

And now back to the incredible spectator photos!

The launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 on Saturday was the ninth mission to launch dozens of Starlink Internet satellites at the same time that the company is building a mega-constellation in orbit. Satellites are designed to provide broadband Internet access everywhere on Earth, especially in remote and underserved areas.

The launch of the Falcon 9 was the second of three commercial launches on Saturday.

About four hours earlier, a Rocket Lab Electron booster launched five small satellites into orbit from a pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand. Then, almost 11 hours later, the Japanese start-up Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its Momo-F5 sounding rocket from the city of Taiki, Hokkaido, but this mission failed to reach the suborbital space.

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