SpaceX will launch 46 Starlink satellites and land the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket at sea this Sunday evening (10), and you can watch it all live, in a show to be held on the company’s YouTube channel (check out reader below).
A two-stage Falcon 9 with 46 Starlink satellites is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 10:39 p.m. ET.
If all goes as planned, approximately eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s first stage will return to Earth, landing on the “Of course I still love you” ferry in the Pacific Ocean. This will be the sixth mission of the first stage of this Falcon 9.
This Sunday’s launch will be the 29th orbital mission of the year for Elon Musk’s aerospace company and the 17th dedicated to the massive Starlink constellation.
In total, SpaceX has already sent more than 2,750 internet services satellites into low Earth orbit. And that number will keep growing. The company already has permission to launch 12,000 satellites and has asked an international regulator for permission to launch another 30,000.
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