SpaceX had another successful Starlink satellite launch but they failed to recover the booster.
This is the fourth batch of 60 production satellites. There are also about 50 prototype satellites.
So that's the end of booster B1056 – it might have hit some technical problem during reentry. The Starlink launches are at the outer limit of Falcon 9 performance so the boosters come in hot. This booster had more reentrys than others so a failure was more likely with age.
— Scott Manley (@DJSnM) February 17, 2020
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