SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink Internet satellites into orbit, missing the rocket’s landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX The Falcon 9 rocket launched a new series of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday (February 15), but failed to land on a floating platform at sea.

Two-phase Falcon 9 amplifier, topped by 60 broadband spacecraft, lifted from the 40 space launch complex here at Cape Canaveral Space Station at 10:59 p.m. EST (0359 GMT Feb. 16). About nine minutes later, the first stage of the rocket returned to Earth to attempt its sixth landing on SpaceX’s drone “Of course I still love you” in the Atlantic Ocean, “but missed the target.