Update, 9:15PM EDT: SpaceX has canceled the launch due to bad weather. The new launch date is Saturday (September 17) at 8:43 PM EST (1243 GMT Sunday, September 18).
SpaceX plans to launch another large batch of its Starlink satellites into orbit on Friday evening (September 16), and you can watch the event live.
SpaceX loft plan 54 more starlink wide wave Satellites From Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Saturday at 8:43 p.m. EDT (0043 GMT on Sept. 18). You can watch here on Space.com or livestream SpaceX (Opens in a new tab). Due to bad weather, the launch was postponed for several days.
Itinerary calls a Falcon 9 Starlink Group 4-34. satellite launcher area, and for the first stage of the rocket to land on the drone, read the instructions in the Atlantic after about nine minutes. This will be the sixth launch and landing of this particular booster, SpaceX wrote in a Job title (Opens in a new tab).
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Starlink is SpaceX’s broadband satellite constellation. The company has launched more than 3,200 satellites into orbit so far. SpaceX is rapidly expanding the constellation, with launches happening almost every week – and sometimes more.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk He recently said he hopes to set out for 100 SpaceX missions In 2023. The goal is, among other things, to expand Starlink’s service to remote customers that the company wants to serve as quickly as possible.
SpaceX has already won regulatory approval to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites. The company has also submitted a request to an international regulator to send an additional 30,000 satellites into orbit.
The company is also expanding the number of customers who can access Starlink’s services.
SpaceX recently announced a partnership with T-Mobile for broadband service directly to mobile phones. In addition, SpaceX has signed with Royal Caribbean to: show Starlink on cruise shipsTo improve the Internet at sea.
Editor’s note: This story was updated on September 13th at 9:45PM ET with a new release date of September 14th. SpaceX had planned to launch the mission on September 13, but canceled the attempt due to the weather. Updated again at 8:50PM EST on September 14th with a new release date of September 15th. Attempts planned for 14 September, 15 September and 16 September were also canceled due to bad weather. It was updated again on September 15, after bad weather caused yet another friction. This story was also updated at 8:13PM EST on September 16th to reflect a new launch time, and at 9:15PM EST on September 16th regarding the scrub.
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