Update: SpaceX has set a new launch time for today’s Starling satellite launch. The company is now targeting 6:59 AM EDT (1059 GMT)39 minute delay.
SpaceX plans to launch another 53 Starling Internet satellites and launch the return rocket into the sea early Wednesday (May 18) morning, and you can watch all the proceedings live.
Two-level Hawk 9 Rocket 53 tops the list Starling The EDT (1059 GMT) spacecraft is scheduled to take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday. The first stage of the rocket will land SpaceX Nine minutes after the Lack of Gravitas lift off the transshipment Atlantic Ocean, if all goes as planned.
You can see it all at the courtesy of SpaceX or at Space.com Directly through the company. Coverage is expected to start 10 minutes before departure. If any of the previous Starling webcasts were a guide, the livestream would end shortly after the booster landed. Live coverage therefore does not include the deployment of Starling satellites, which is expected to occur one hour after launch.
Starlink is SpaceX’s broadband star, which it currently owns More than 2,300 satellites. That number has been growing rapidly recently; SpaceX has already embarked on 20 missions in 2022, 13 of which will be exclusive Starling flights.
But the Starling population will be really huge in the not-too-distant future; The next generation version of the galaxy will eventually have Up to 30,000 satellites.
Wednesday’s mission will be the fifth for the first phase of this particular Falcon 9. Such reuse is a priority for SpaceX and its founder and CEO. Elon MuskHe sees rapid and repetitive travel as the key turning point needed to make ambitious exploration achievements such as Mars migration economically feasible.
SpaceX has landed 113 times in the Falcon 9 first stages during orbits to date and returned boosters on 92 occasions. According to the company’s website.
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