SpaceX launched the Starlink 18 mission with 60 additional Starlink satellites on Feb. 4, 2021, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This mission brought the total number of operational Starlink satellites launched up to 1,023 (not including the 30 “production design” and two “Tintin” prototypes launched in 2019 and 2018, respectively). 

It was the fifth launch for this Falcon 9 first stage, which had last flown just 27 days earlier — the quickest turnaround between missions for any SpaceX booster. Starlink 18 leapfrogged the Starlink 17 mission, which was supposed to get off the ground on Feb. 1 but was delayed to Feb. 5 due to poor weather. 

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