SpaceX: watch the new Starlink mission live for two months

SpaceX will launch 53 new Starlink satellites on November 13. The take-off can be followed live and online.

The Starlink launch in a nutshell

  • What ? Putting 53 Starlink satellites into orbit;
  • When ? November 13, 2021, at 1:19 p.m. (Paris time);
  • Where ? At the Cape Canaveral, Fla., launch base;
  • What will we see? Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket.

What is the mission?

Routine mission for SpaceX, because it is a question of continuing the installation of its future constellation of Starlink satellites, in order to have a sufficiently dense network in low Earth orbit to offer a high-performance Internet access service that does not suffer of no interruption. For this mission, 53 satellites will leave and join those already in place – there are more than 1,400.

SpaceX had taken the habit of chaining flights for the benefit of Starlink for several months, going so far as to organize shootings a few days apart. But since mid-September, the American company had not organized any more. This mission organized on November 13 puts an end to an interruption which lasted almost two months, and whose causes are not clear.

At the end of its flight, the booster must land on such a barge. // Space X

As on previous occasions, SpaceX plans to recover the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket once the payload has been propelled into the upper atmosphere. The booster will automatically return to Earth and land on an ocean barge. This element of the rocket has already been used on many occasions. Ditto for the two parts of the fairing: they have already flown on other missions.

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When does the Falcon 9 rocket take off?

The mission is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. It was originally planned for Nov. 12, but adverse weather conditions above the Cape Canaveral, Fla. launch base led SpaceX to push back its rocket liftoff. of a few hours. The shooting is scheduled for 7:19 a.m. local time. In France, it will be 1:19 p.m.

Where to watch the launch live?

The shot is streamed on SpaceX’s official website, as well as on its YouTube channel. It can be followed directly in the video embedded below.

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