On the week of the sixth anniversary of the first flight of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX launched four separate Falcon 9 missions. Meanwhile, Roscosmos resupplied the International Space Station (ISS) with Progress MS-26 launching on Soyuz.
Early Thursday morning, Falcon 9 launched from SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) taking NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Earth-observing satellite to a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). Then Roscosmos launched Cosmos 2575 out of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Heading back to America, this week’s first batch of Starlink satellites launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) in California on Friday.
Closing out this extended week, SpaceX launched USSF-124 out of SLC-40 at CCSFS. Heading to Russia, a Soyuz 2.1a launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan taking supplies up to the ISS. Then SpaceX launched from LC-39A taking the Nova-C lunar lander on a trip to the moon.