SpaceX is launching 60 additional Satellites for their own Starlink Constellation.
The booster is a Block 5 on its 5th flight and will land on a drone ship.
The mission to low earth orbit will launch from LC 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX will attempt to capture the fairings.
- Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
- 60 Starlink Satellites
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
Tim Dodd will be live streaming 30 minutes before launch:
Or 15 minutes before launch:
Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia
Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube
SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator
In anticipation of the first manned space flight from American soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, sheduled for May 27th, SpaceX has released a fun little game:
Here is a little demonstration by Scott Manley: YouTube
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Be aware, this is rocket surgery.
Small disturbances can lead to postponed launches. Making sure everything is just right is way cheaper than risking big fireworks.