UPDATE Jan 30 at 12:15 PM EST: SpaceX has postponed this Starlink launch to Tuesday (January 31st) again. More time for pre-boot checks (opens in new tab). Liftoff is at 11:15 AM (EST 1615 GMT). This follows the previous delay from Sunday (29th January) to Monday morning (30th January) to Monday afternoon for the same reason.
SpaceX plans to launch another set of Starlink Broadband satellites into orbit on Tuesday (January 31), and you can watch it live.
Ah falcon 9 Rocket topped with 49 star link The spacecraft and a rideshare payload from Italian-based company D-Orbit are scheduled to take off from Space Force Station Vandenberg, California at 11:15 a.m. EST Tuesday (1615 GMT, California local time). 8:15).
Watch live here at Space.com. space xor directly via company (opens in new tab)The interview will start about 5 minutes before the launch.
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If all goes according to plan, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth 8.5 minutes after takeoff and land on SpaceX’s Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be deployed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
This will be the 7th launch and landing of this particular booster. SpaceX mission description (opens in new tab).
The rocket’s upper stage will continue to carry 50 payloads into low earth orbit. D-Orbit’s Ion Satellite Carrier Vehicle #9 (SCV009) is an orbital transfer craft capable of carrying a number of its own payloads approximately 58 minutes after launch. It’s unclear what payload her SCV009, which D-Orbit calls Eclectic Elena, is carrying on this mission.
If all goes according to plan, Falcon 9’s upper stage will deploy 49 Starlink satellites 1 hour and 17 minutes after launch.
SpaceX has already launched About 3,800 Starlink satellites (opens in new tab)The company has permission to loft 12,000 Internet spacecraft and is seeking approval to deploy about 30,000 more.
Monday’s takeoff will already be SpaceX’s seventh Starlink mission this year and third Starlink mission in 2023. 61 orbital launchesset last year.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 11:10am ET on January 29th with a new launch date of January 30th.The liftoff was he was scheduled for January 29th, but SpaceX has delayed things for him by a day. Complete pre-launch checkout (opens in new tab).
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