SpaceX to set another big milestone with Starling launch on busy day

SpaceX to set another big milestone with Starling launch on busy day

A Falcon 9 launch can typically carry up to 60 Starling satellites.


SpaceX aims to launch its 16th batch of Starling broadband satellites on Saturday, which will be a busy day for Elon Muskin.

Increasing the new group of its orbital routers has become routine as SpaceX operates Create a mega-galaxy
With thousands of unique satellites in low Earth orbit. But this task stands to put a few feathers in Muskin’s hat.

The first phase of the Falcon 9 rocket is to build its seventh aircraft, which will be the company’s record for rocket recycling. The booster has previously flown four Starling missions and a pair of large telecommunications satellite launches.

Shortly after launch the SpaceX booster will attempt to land on a drone in the Atlantic, and may try to capture both parts of the nose cone or justify another pair of ships.

All of this happens about 10 hours after SpaceX is scheduled to launch another large launch pad on the other side of the country. On Saturday morning, another Falcon 9 was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the new NASA / European Space Agency Sentinel 6 Michael Freelich satellite designed to monitor global sea level rise and improve weather forecasts.

That release is currently scheduled for 9:17 a.m. You can watch it Additional information about the work In our previous coverage.

The Saturday evening Starling release is set for Saturday night at 7:17 pm PT (10:17 pm ET). The whole thing can be seen here. We will add livestream as soon as we get this post.

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