Starlink Mission

  • Published on Jan 17, 2022
  • On Tuesday, January 18 at 9:02 p.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the tenth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which has launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and now seven Starlink missions.
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Comments • 921

  • AlienVibes
    AlienVibes 4 months ago +707

    It's crazy that SpaceX has landed several boosters now TEN times!! Even more crazy that Falcon landing has become such a regular thing that it barely makes any headlines. I can't wait to see how many flights these boosters can do!

    • Infinity Corporation
      Infinity Corporation 4 months ago


    • Bhuvan Reddy
      Bhuvan Reddy 4 months ago


    • dudeman109
      dudeman109 4 months ago

      I always imagine them building a ship in space to shuttle the people to the moon and to Mars. A ship designed never to land on a planet but to stay in space indefinitely. Take the cargo and people to it then let it do all the long space traveling. It's probably already a thing...

    • Squirrel
      Squirrel 4 months ago

      I'm telling u, the falcon rockets are the best!

    • AlienVibes
      AlienVibes 4 months ago

      @Infinity you know it.

  • BOB Joatmon
    BOB Joatmon 4 months ago +374

    Never gets old!
    I've watched every launch and the shots of the exhaust plumes or RCS thrusters is beautiful.
    My Dad was an engineer with NASA Engineering and Development and died a couple of years after the shuttle program ended. He wasn't a drone collecting a paycheck, he was a believer and dreamer into our exploration of space. He'd be so excited and proud of what SpaceX has accomplished with reusable boosters.

    • Yancarlo Ramsey
      Yancarlo Ramsey 4 months ago +1

      Yeah, they got some really impressive shots this time, from both the tracking camera of stage separation and the fairings interacting with the second stage exhaust (20:00), and full duration video of the entry and landing burns from both the booster and the droneship, with no dropouts, for once!

    • BOB Joatmon
      BOB Joatmon 4 months ago

      @Van Jon see reply (below) to the other TheXvid landscape link poster

    • BOB Joatmon
      BOB Joatmon 4 months ago

      @Влади Мир Котов nice scenery BUT I've seen better. I've worked in North, Central and South America plus many countries in SE Asia and there's lots of great landscape.
      The most heart touching was actually in the US in the Washington state in the Eastern Rocky Mountains.
      I was on the side of a mountain camping where the valley pointed East/West towards the Eastern foothills. So it had dewed and then frozen during the night and when the sun crested the top of the foothills the light illuminated a million ice crystals, each of them breaking into rainbows, covering the V sides of the valley. It was heart stopingly beautiful and a once in a lifetime event. I actually couldn't help turning to each side to communicate the wonder I was seeing but there was no one there as I was alone. I then felt the most intense sadness and loneliness I've ever felt in my life in that moment of beauty, even while drinking in the glory. This was prior to good megapixel cameras and so I wasn't able to record and preserve it. Probably wouldn't have shown up well in the photo anyway. Intense!
      Within 10 minutes the phenomenon was gone and it was time to pack up and continue on.
      Then there was the time I was scuba diving in the Philippines and a shark twice my size came up and nuzzled me and swam by my side for five minutes, very curious as to what I was doing. I wasn't afraid and it wasn't aggressive, the experience wasn't different than swimming with porpoise in the Gulf of Mexico or seals off the coast of California. Only thing that ever scared me diving is moray eels hiding in crevasses.
      I also used to fly before I developed heart trouble and lost my pilots license and some of the views I've had were simply indescribable.
      So landscapes can be nice but there's a lot more to the world, including SpaceX rockets.

  • Sofía Fagnilli Fuentes
    Sofía Fagnilli Fuentes 4 months ago +194

    I’ll never get tired of watching the boosters land. It’s amazing!

  • SyNc Life!
    SyNc Life! 4 months ago +231

    25:54 - so awesome to see!! coming though the clouds and landing without signal delay!

    • Daniel Land
      Daniel Land 4 months ago

      Now SpaceX is just showing off.
      They do a daytime launch & landing just to show how awesome it is then this

    • Oort Cloud
      Oort Cloud 4 months ago +1

      It gives such a perfect sense of velocity!

    • Dazed
      Dazed 4 months ago +3

      Hey enough with the spoilers! 😄

    • Telopathic Psychnopath
      Telopathic Psychnopath 4 months ago +5

      First time I saw it myself. Just as bright as the launch. Beautiful.

  • B N
    B N 4 months ago +118

    20:35 first/second stages and fairings! Just amazing.

    • C. Beck Mayberry
      C. Beck Mayberry 4 months ago +6

      I came to the comments thinking "surely someone else had this thought." I was not disappointed.

    • SKM
      SKM 4 months ago +5

      Thank you BN. Always sooo helpful!

  • Youtube Vanced
    Youtube Vanced 4 months ago +55

    17:20 for launch
    20:00 MECO and stage separation
    25:48 for landing

  • Maky 6969
    Maky 6969 4 months ago +67

    Seeing the Falcon 9 lands for the 100+ time still amazes me..Never gets old. Way to go spacex!

  • Larph (◉◡◉)/
    Larph (◉◡◉)/ 4 months ago +61

    20:40 its so cool to see all the separated components in a single shot (stage 1, stage 2 and the 2 fairings)

  • Larry Berry
    Larry Berry 4 months ago +30

    That ground shot of stage separation was amazing. And the second stage hauling ass away from the booster and fairing halves. Wow, they're getting good at this stuff. Three flights in three weeks. That doesn't seem possible.

  • Stel P
    Stel P 4 months ago +48

    the IR video of second stage was great, and one of the best drone ship landing coverage to date!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Matt O
    Matt O 4 months ago +96

    Love the infrared camera footage of first stage and separation!

    • Matt O
      Matt O 4 months ago

      @MrGoatBeard yes the tip of the fairing was surprisingly bright.

    • MrGoatBeard
      MrGoatBeard 4 months ago +1

      Never seen them do that before TBH...awesome to see it in IR white hot and seeing how hot the fairings were getting from the atmospheric friction.

    • C. Beck Mayberry
      C. Beck Mayberry 4 months ago +2

      I came to the comments thinking "surely someone else had this thought." I was not disappointed.

  • James Mihalcik
    James Mihalcik 4 months ago +32

    Absolutely beautiful IR views. 103rd Booster landing of another 10th use booster was amazing. Congratulations SpaceX team, making history real time!

  • Slobmarley
    Slobmarley 4 months ago +6

    It’s so impressive how reliable this technology is

  • WMarshallFan
    WMarshallFan 4 months ago +33

    26:17 Wow,the droneship camera is better now!!!!😱☺

    • WMarshallFan
      WMarshallFan 4 months ago +4

      @Van Jon Bro,im not subscribing this channel

    • Ben Zufelt
      Ben Zufelt 4 months ago

      probably wont last, but we can all knock on wood

    • gravelydon
      gravelydon 4 months ago +1

      Better location for the signal.

  • RandomPhil86
    RandomPhil86 4 months ago +20

    That image where you could see the booster separated and both fairings and then the upper stage all separated, but all in one frame. Beautiful!

  • James Vasseur
    James Vasseur 4 months ago +27

    Always fun to watch. I remember the Mercury launches. How I envy you young people and the things you'll do in space.

    • gravelydon
      gravelydon 4 months ago +3

      We were overseas for most of those launches so only got to see the last one on tv even. But then got to see the Gemini launches and most of the Apollo ones. Young people today have never not had jets in their lives to travel on whereas some of us had to make do with propeller aircraft as our first commercial flights. A 707 was a new fangled airplane first flown after my first trip by airplane across the Atlantic. We can just hope that the youngsters of today see us go back to the Moon and then to Mars.

  • Aerospace Matt
    Aerospace Matt 4 months ago +15

    This is the first launch I got to see in person! Awesome! Got to see 1st stage MECO, the time of staging, and 2nd stage ignition, and down range ascent through T+ 4.5 minutes!

  • Micky Katembu
    Micky Katembu 4 months ago +11

    Wow... 2 amazing things with this launch... 1. Viewing the stage separation, and fairings at almost same time, from the ground camera, amazing 2. There was no loss of signal this time round when booster was landing!! 👍👍

  • Michiel Williams
    Michiel Williams 4 months ago +34

    And as always, landing was beautiful. Host did a Great Job also 👏🏾

    • Bertolucci B
      Bertolucci B 4 months ago

      @Van Jon Why are you spamming a rice field video with music on almost all comments here? That won't attract any likes on your video... 😒

    • Daniel Land
      Daniel Land 4 months ago

      I just wanna do color commentary

    • Josef Torkelsen
      Josef Torkelsen 4 months ago +3

      I love how the host has learned to smile throughout the whole brief. That is very challenging but I wish more people would do it.

  • Mike Broderick
    Mike Broderick 4 months ago +26

    It must be cool to watch Starlink launches while streaming it via Starlink !!!!

    • George Cohn
      George Cohn 4 months ago +5

      Yep, got my Starlink in December. Incredible speeds so far. Makes watching streaming video a pleasure again with no buffering.

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      DTMAce1 4 months ago +1


  • mstrbkr
    mstrbkr 4 months ago +4

    21:01 is stunning. 1st stage, and both fairing halves falling away within the 2nd stage exhaust plume 😍

  • Andrew Smithingell
    Andrew Smithingell 4 months ago +4

    Wow, I am really digging the "new" camera shots and appreciate these no lag / loss of signal landings!

  • Digi
    Digi 4 months ago +44

    I remember the first stream this host did for SpaceX. She has improved greatly since then and does an excellent job now 👍

    • Doug W
      Doug W 4 months ago +1

      It takes all the engineers a few to get into the groove. Well, some never do, but a few minimum.

  • Bernie Short
    Bernie Short 4 months ago +1

    Outstanding as usual, I always get excited when watching SpaceX launches, payload deployment and the landing of the 1st stage, along with all the bits in between. It is amazing how far SpaceX have come in such a short time, they have revolutionised space flight to LEO and landings of the 1st stage and dragon. Go SpaceX go and may God be with you and yours as you mingle with the stars.

  • Walner Adang
    Walner Adang 4 months ago +28

    This never gets old. Awesome!! GO SPACEX

  • Mark Grayson
    Mark Grayson 4 months ago +25

    Thank you for the vastly improved audio. The announcer is pausing to let us listen when things happen and sounds like she's watching and listening with us. The sound levels make the voices match. The choice of microphone keeps background noise low. You've done great, thanks!

    • Bjorn L.
      Bjorn L. 4 months ago

      I found the audio quality of the background noise suppression a bit ... creepy? It sounds like there are secondary (machine) voices echoing whenever the host speaks. Had the distinct impression of the Borg Collective joining in on the fun. That's not to take away from SpaceX streams though - head and shoulders above any other stream out there, including NASA (720p in 2021? Shame!).

    • Rob 911Hammer
      Rob 911Hammer 4 months ago +3

      I loved the background chatter… Nearly like being there in the mission control room. LIKE!

    • Mont Blanc
      Mont Blanc 4 months ago

      well, background noises (or whatever this is) could be much better, but .. ok ;) i always have my headphones on, btw.

  • Lisa Heming
    Lisa Heming 4 months ago +1

    So beautiful!!! Thanks always Spacex team 🙏. Youmei you’re commentary was lovely and I always enjoy learning a little bit more each launch 👌💕

  • MrGoatBeard
    MrGoatBeard 4 months ago +22

    Yeah watching a 1st stage land back on a drone ship is never going to get old. What an amazing time in space exploration.

    • Odysseus Rex
      Odysseus Rex 4 months ago

      @Kein myster Don't know what you mean.

    • Kein myster
      Kein myster 4 months ago

      @Odysseus Rex keep cryin bro

  • Pat Raics
    Pat Raics 4 months ago +14

    Wow, wow, wow. This never gets old. I can't wait for Starship!

  • Strong Island
    Strong Island 4 months ago +1

    Love the view of the fairing halves and stage 1 falling away from stage 2 and the split screen of the landing from stage 1 and the drone ship was epic!

  • W. P.
    W. P. 4 months ago +1

    Please show more of the landing and time on that portion of the flight! ITS TRULY AMAZING TO WATCH AND EACH AND EVERY TIME ITS SHOWN OR WHEN THERE IS A LAUNCH. 👍🏽 I Can watch it over and over including the deployed drown ship(s) they are all amazing part of the operations! Great job Space X Team!

  • hirucoo
    hirucoo 4 months ago +4

    와 이제는 너무 당연한 수직 착륙이 되어 버렸네!! 대단!!!

  • Edghar The Explorer
    Edghar The Explorer 4 months ago +4

    Giving a shout-out to Youmei. Love it how she’s fangirling about the falcon as she talks about the propulsion parts, as the engines have to do certain tasks and they do that flawlessly. You can hear her excitement. Love it. 👍👏🙌

    FERESTROD32 4 months ago +1

    Space x keeps amazing me everyday, that landing was soooooo smooth! And right in the center, BULL'S EYE SPACE X!

  • Grubbbee
    Grubbbee 4 months ago +11

    I don't know why but the view today of the exhaust plumes was just amazing. You could really see them power and speed of this beast.

    • Alan Macphail
      Alan Macphail 4 months ago +5

      Those were infrared cameras. That was the heat plume. The fairings were also hot from the passage through the atmosphere. That's the thermal heating they protect the satellite from.

  • Erik NachtKruipert
    Erik NachtKruipert 4 months ago +1

    103 successful landings... And this one straight in the middle. Congrats @SpaceX You folks are doing amazing work. Respect for that.

  • GravePencil6942O
    GravePencil6942O 4 months ago +1

    That was amazing, watching how the booster went through the clouds from the rocket's perspective

  • Milhooz K
    Milhooz K 4 months ago

    Thanks Youmei for hosting this and congrats to the SpaceX team for another successful launch. The view from the ground with the stage separation, merlin ignition and fairing separation was amazing and I think it was one of the cleanest image of the landing on the droneship we have ever seen! Congrats!

  • Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    Thanks Youmei for hosting this and congrats to the SpaceX team for another successful launch. The view from the ground with the stage separation, merlin ignition and fairing separation was amazing and I think it was one of the cleanest image of the landing on the droneship we have ever seen! Congrats!

  • Gokulraj GS
    Gokulraj GS 4 months ago +1

    Great to see it once again and what an amazing landing view of the Booster without signal loss. But now a days, we were unable to see payload deployments (Last we have seen on NASA X-Ray mission) which is an another very cool view in space. I missed badly during transporter 3 mission where every satellite will split up one by one 😞

  • ShavylishusBoom
    ShavylishusBoom 4 months ago

    I’ll never get tired of watching the boosters land. It’s amazing!

  • Bore Ing
    Bore Ing 4 months ago +2

    Thank you again SpaceX for sharing this with us!

  • Ela Pascua
    Ela Pascua 4 months ago +1

    I’ll never get tired of watching the boosters land. It’s amazing!

  • Ákos Csorba
    Ákos Csorba 4 months ago +2

    Still tears in my eyes, watching this! Thank You Elon, thank You SpaceX!

  • Ryan Fitzy
    Ryan Fitzy 4 months ago +3

    Amazing views. I love watching this every time SpaceX has a mission. I wish I could be there in person to see.

    KYLOWW 4 months ago +1

    Awesome launch as always can't wait for more in the future

  • BAM5
    BAM5 4 months ago +1

    Some awesome footage in this launch! From thermal camera to the full quality drone ship landing!! Love it!

  • Alan Macphail
    Alan Macphail 4 months ago +2

    I love how the landing flame spreads out just like it does in the 1950s Sci-fi movies.

  • Sam Tavs
    Sam Tavs 4 months ago +1

    AMAZING! Congrats Team @SpaceX and Elon Musk -- Stoke to seeing the future taking shape before my very eyes!

  • Leontestedevorant
    Leontestedevorant 4 months ago +1

    I thank the great SpaceX team for this achievement that brings all of humanity forward! Congratulations to everyone involved for a great job!

  • Wayne Levett
    Wayne Levett 4 months ago

    Well done. I'm loving your new cameras. I'm so proud of you all 💞💞

  • Pronto
    Pronto 4 months ago +1

    The video after MECO was amazing. A completely different look of the process. Awesome.

  • Brad Sharpe
    Brad Sharpe 4 months ago

    That 2nd stage shot from the ground was amazing!!!👍

  • Kazeshi
    Kazeshi 4 months ago

    That was an amazing view from the ground for this launch! seeing the fairings and first stage with the exhaust from the 2nd stage, that was just awesome.

  • Gamemeh
    Gamemeh 4 months ago +1

    Goosepimples every single time. Good commentary to today. Thank you all involved, on to the next one... and when Starship goes up... wow!

  • MattthewH
    MattthewH 4 months ago +5

    So happy I got to see the rocket launch here from Ft.Lauderdale! Seeing the bright orange tail get bigger and then it just disappears!so cool! The second launch I’ve been able to see from down here

    • gravelydon
      gravelydon 4 months ago +1

      I don't like these launches as well as they are closer to the horizon for us 60 miles South of you. The ones that go the other direction I can see and watch without problems.

  • Julia- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]

    25:54 - so awesome to see!! coming though the clouds and landing without signal delay!

  • SooperMike
    SooperMike 4 months ago +10

    I'm watching this via Starlink! Great job SpaceX!!!

  • Billybob Joe
    Billybob Joe 3 months ago

    It's amazing how this technology now feels so normal! Go SpaceX!

  • Richard AhMyT
    Richard AhMyT 4 months ago +2

    Woo hoo! Super nice landing footage. Beautiful!

  • Graeme Tait
    Graeme Tait 4 months ago

    Compliments to the program director on this flight, the footage was amazing! Nice solid (ish) signal on landing too!

  • Tepr Popyrkin
    Tepr Popyrkin 4 months ago +2

    It's so extremely exciting that SpaceX team makes such an extraordinary thing like launching a rocket with heavy payload - just a routine being done almost on a weakly basis like it's nothing special.

  • ᴇᴀʀᴛʜɪᴀɴ
    ᴇᴀʀᴛʜɪᴀɴ 4 months ago +4

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  • highflyerl23
    highflyerl23 4 months ago +2

    Never gets old. Nice vibration damping on the landing camera.

  • Thauen
    Thauen 4 months ago +3

    Loved seeing the 1st and 2nd stage with both fairing half in the same shot is beautiful. Like a little falcon9 family.

  • Malcolm Parnell
    Malcolm Parnell 4 months ago +4

    SO love that I can watch this via my Starlink connection!

    • gravelydon
      gravelydon 4 months ago

      Still waiting on ours. Mid 2022 now.

  • shigu
    shigu 4 months ago

    Finally a good view of the droneship landing! Incredible.

  • Richard AhMyT
    Richard AhMyT 4 months ago +4

    Awesome ground tracking views! Thanks for sharing! 👏

    Ruddy KOJONGIAN 4 months ago +5

    The whole footage are great. Well done SPACEX you did it again. GB all your team 🙏

  • Automobiligraphy
    Automobiligraphy 4 months ago +5

    Never fails to blow my mind, what an Engineering marvel it is.

  • Null Punkt
    Null Punkt 4 months ago

    Nice explanation of an Orbit and as always great views of an amazing rocket start🤩

  • Gera Galaviz
    Gera Galaviz 4 months ago +1

    Amazing just amazing. Love it!

  • Jakescott222
    Jakescott222 4 months ago +2

    The launch was spectacular in person!!! With the full moon right beside. 🚀 🌴 🌝

  • Ian Southward
    Ian Southward 4 months ago

    Having watched the first rockets take off in the 60's to actually seeing a rocket for real at Cape Kennedy to where SpaceX is now is a phenomenon and I'm just glad it has happened in my lifetime and I have seen it as a boy and loved the mystery and magic of spaceflight for so long. To see space travel like this truly makes me feel lucky and blessed. Thank you for letting us continue to see that magic.

  • Mahbubur Rahman
    Mahbubur Rahman 4 months ago

    I always see stage 1 landing and gives me same thrill as the first time I saw.

  • No Filter
    No Filter 4 months ago +1

    It blows my mind every time that thing lands, that was a total bullseye. Amazing.

  • Impulse
    Impulse 4 months ago +3

    Absolutely amazing!!!

    JUMOWA 4 months ago +1

    it doesnt get old. congrats to another wonderful launch and land

  • Stephen Betley
    Stephen Betley 4 months ago +1

    Loved the new infra-red camera views of 1st stage and meco. Awesome.

  • EvryDay American
    EvryDay American 4 months ago +2

    The SpaceX team is just awesome they make this look routine now but its far from it. Thanks SpaceX for keeping America in this space race and progressing the future for all human kind yall rock

    SPITFIRE MTY 4 months ago +3

    I'll never have enough of those landings

  • Macartan Caughey
    Macartan Caughey 4 months ago

    Great video watching it on 2160p which it very clear. Another perfect landing right in the bullseye just perfection love it

  • Michael Ivan Cardenas
    Michael Ivan Cardenas 4 months ago

    So satisfying and I'm so proud of Starlink successes👏

  • avilabetty26
    avilabetty26 4 months ago

    26:24 You can see the thruster blow for the last time after landing 😀

  • Charles Pelletier
    Charles Pelletier 4 months ago

    No matter how many times I watch the boosters land it still gets my heart pounding.

  • viiont eooiy
    viiont eooiy 4 months ago

    It’s so impressive how reliable this technology is

  • JS20 31HS867 31PAT867 Paulo

    These images are amazing. Congratulations Spacex.

  • Pink Elephants
    Pink Elephants 4 months ago

    Never get tired of seeing those stage one landing legs deploy. Reminds me of the landing legs on the Vulcan exploratory ship in First Contact.

  • Dino Anticoli
    Dino Anticoli 4 months ago

    Excellent job to SpaceX and NASA 👍👍
    Keep up the good work With the
    Starlink satellites 📡 🛰
    Starfleet command
    will be so happy 😀

  • mgcamp85
    mgcamp85 4 months ago

    Great coverage. I loved how the mountain ducked @12:20

  • Michael Reyes
    Michael Reyes 4 months ago

    Amazing work SpaceX!!! So awesome!!!

  • Allan Caetano
    Allan Caetano 4 months ago

    Spacex é simplesmente incrível!!

  • Kyle Tevis
    Kyle Tevis 4 months ago

    The live video improvements are as impressive as the actual Dragon launches.

  • Robert Carter
    Robert Carter 4 months ago

    20:15 that looks sooooo amazing 👏🏽👏🏽🔥🔥

  • eigentensor
    eigentensor 4 months ago

    They've done an amazing job with the video feeds during landing!

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou 4 months ago

    And as always, landing was beautiful. Host did a Great Job also

  • nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoy 4 months ago

    Always fun to watch. I remember the Mercury launches. How I envy you young people and the things you'll do in space.

  • LP
    LP 4 months ago +1

    WOOOOOO! great landing!

  • Brent Norman
    Brent Norman 4 months ago

    Would love to be at the Cape one day when they land a booster back on land. Number 103 successful landing and it is still incredible to watch every time. Congrats to SpaceX team and Shortfall of Gravitas for being there :-)

  • Love istheanswer
    Love istheanswer 4 months ago

    It was really cool to see how it goes faster and faster 😊