SpaceX launches 9th batch of Starlink Satellites [Scrubbed] Fourth Attempt

in hive-189026 •  25 days ago  (edited)

Launch attempt was scrubbed due to technical reasons.


Boca Chica Gal with NASASpaceflight providing great footage of work being done at the Boca Chica site and a Boston Dynamics robot dog is spotted:

SpaceX Boca Chica - Zeus the Robodog Spotted - High Bay Rises Rapidly

Last time the robodog was spotted when the SN7 tank blew up during a test.

Here is Adam Savage playing around with Spot:

Adam Savage Tests Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot!


SpaceX is launching 57 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.

Cargo:

  • Payload mass is approximately 18,6 tonnes
  • 57 Starlink Satellites
  • 2 BlackSky 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


Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

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.


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