SpaceX will launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the 13th time on Sunday morning (July 17), and you can watch it live.
a Falcon 9 Carry 53 from SpaceX starlink Internet satellites are scheduled to blast off at 10:20 a.m. EDT (1420 GMT) Sunday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Watch it here on Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, or directly through the company (Opens in a new tab). Coverage will begin approximately 5 minutes before takeoff.
This will be the thirteenth launch of the first stage of Falcon 9, with the rocket’s reuse recording tied to that SpaceX Set last month and matched just 10 days ago. Sunday’s boosted flight also helped in SpaceX’s loft demo 2 A manned test flight to the International Space Station, the RADARSAT constellation mission, the SXM-7 communications satellite and nine Starlink missions, SpaceX representatives said at Job description (Opens in a new tab).
And that booster will likely fly again, if all goes according to plan. Just under nine minutes after takeoff, you’ll land vertically on board the SpaceX Just Read the Instructions drone, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
53 Starlink satellites are scheduled to deploy from the upper stage of Falcon 9 about seven minutes later, at 15.5 minutes after liftoff.
Sunday’s ride continues into the very busy 2022 for SpaceX. The company has already launched 30 Falcon 9 missions this year, 17 of which are dedicated to Starlink flights.
Starlink is SpaceX’s massive constellation of broadband satellites. The company owns Launched more than 2,800 Starlink spacecraft To low Earth orbit yet, and more likely to go up in the not-too-distant future: SpaceX has permission to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites, and has applied for approval to launch an additional 30,000 spacecraft on top of that.
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