On Thursday, January 7 at 9:15 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched the Turksat 5A mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida – SpaceX’s first mission of 2021.
Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03 and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9’s fairings were also flight-proven: one half previously supported the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission and the other flew aboard the ANASIS-II mission.
You can watch a replay of this mission above.