SpaceX will send another batch of its Starlink satellites into space today (June 23), and you can watch them all live for free.
SpaceX plans to launch 56 Starlink satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 GMT). As livestream information becomes available, Space.com will post it here for you to view.
Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, and the first stage will land eight minutes later on a nearby drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean in a shortfall of gravitas. Starlinks deploy 65 minutes after launch.
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SpaceX says the first stage has already supported several missions, including CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, SES-18 and SES-19, a resupply mission to the International Space Station, and three other Starlink missions.
Backup opportunities for launch will begin at 9:05 a.m. EDT (1305 GMT) on Saturday (June 24) and then at 10:46 a.m. EDT (14:46 GMT) on Saturday, SpaceX officials said. wrote in a publication advisory.
SpaceX has already launched 4,500 Starlink satellites into space, of which about 4,200 are operational, according to the Astrophysics and Satellite Monitor. Jonathan McDowell.
But the SpaceX megaconstellation wants to grow. The company has received permission to send 12,000 broadband satellites into space and has applied for 30,000 more.