SpaceX Aims To Launch The 16th Series Of Its Starlink Broadband Satellites On Monday, The Day After.
Strengthening the new group of orbital routers has become a routine for the missile company Elona Muska as it strives build a mega-constellation
with thousands of individual satellites orbiting low Earth. This mission, however, consists of placing a new feather in Muska’s cap.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 missile is set to last seven years, which would set a record for the company in rocket recycling. The booster had previously flown four Starlink missions and a few larger launches from telecommunication satellites.
SpaceX will likely attempt to land with a booster on a droneship in the Atlantic shortly after takeoff, and may also attempt to capture two halves of a nose cone or fairing with another pair of ships.
This is all happening after SpaceX launched another major launch across the country. Another Saturday morningin California with Michael Freilich’s new NASA / European Space Agency Sentinel 6 satellite to track global sea level rise and improve weather forecasts.
Starlink’s launch was originally supposed to take place just 10 hours after the launch of Mission Sentinel 6, but was delayed for a few days.
Boot is set to 9:34 PM ET / 6:34 PM PT on Monday. You can see the whole thing here:
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