On November 25 at 9:13 PM EST, SpaceX launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, using its Falcon 9 booster. It was the seventh launch in a row for the first-stage booster that helped launch the Falcon 9 rocket.
This way, the company broke its own first-stage rocket component reusability record. After the flight, the booster successfully landed on an autonomous barge in the Atlantic Ocean, so SpaceX now potentially has every chance of setting yet another record in the future.
Each reuse of the rocket components saves millions of dollars, helping the company to keep costs down. The recent launch is arguably the most cost-effective for SpaceX, as the flight also used a previously used fairing cover to protect the payload during its delivery into space, including one part that took part in a previous mission as well as another that has already been used twice.
This is SpaceX's sixteenth mission of sending Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. To date, nearly 1,000 satellites have been launched to space. Wireless internet is currently in beta testing in the US and southern Canada.