SpaceX launches 9th batch of Starlink Satellites [SCRUBBED]

in hive-189026 •  last month  (edited)

Fairing Footage

Over time SpaceX has released spectacular footage of fairing cameras after jettison. Scott Manley has a nice compilation on YouTube


Cryo Test to Failure

Boca Chica Gal with NASASpaceflight captured another destructive test at the SpaceX Boca Chica site of experimental Starship tank SN7:

SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN7 prototype tank tested to failure


Starlink + Rideshare

SpaceX is launching 58 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
  • 58 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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