But that's not important. The news is that they launched another load of 60 Starlink satellites. This was the ninth flight of booster B1051, last flown on January 20th when she set the record of 8 flights. She landed without incident on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love you.
The mission also reused a fairing that was launched just 49 days ago on January 24th. The turnaround time to reuse the fairing absolutely crushes the previous record – 87 days – by almost 60%. As a reminder, they didn't reuse a fairing until 16 months ago so they're much less experienced at it. They haven't been trying to recover fairings as long as they've been trying to recover and reuse boosters.
If the inspection and checkout of B1051 go well, we could see the 10th flight in April. As most of us are starting to suspect 10 might not be a magic number. It was just last month that Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX's VP of Build and Flight Reliability said that he didn't see any fundamental reason they couldn't keep flying.
It may well be that they can be flown many more times. I'm rather certain parts get replaced if need be now; that will just continue. By the end of this calendar year, I think there will be several boosters at 10 or more flights.