SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites

Falcon 9

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on October 17, 2022.

Drone Ship

The reusable first stage returned to Earth and landed on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions.

SpaceX Reuse Record

This was the 16th flight for the Falcon 9's first stage, just one short of SpaceX's reuse record of 17 flights.

Starlink Constellation   

The Falcon 9 deployed 22 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, adding to the constellation of nearly 4,900 satellites.

70+ Launches for SpaceX

SpaceX has launched over 70 orbital missions so far in 2022, most dedicated to expanding Starlink.

Reusable Rockets Key

SpaceX's reusable rockets help enable rapid launch cadence and low-cost access to space.

Milestone for Rocket Reuse

Sixteen flights for one booster is a new milestone for SpaceX's reuse program. More records ahead!

Hunting for Ultra-Heavy Elements in Asteroids