SpaceX will make its second attempt at launching 46 satellites on Friday (July 22), and you can watch the potentially record-breaking action live.
Two-stage Falcon 9 The rocket that caused the T-46 to crash on Thursday (July 21) is now scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:39 PM EDT (1739 GMT or 10:39 AM local time at the launch site) and you can watch it here on Space.com or directly via YouTube by SpaceX (opens in a new tab) channel.
If SpaceX does send this Starlink group into orbit successfully, the company will surpass it 31 record runs 2021 with the 32nd launch in 2022 ongoing.
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The company usually turns on the broadcast about 15 minutes before launch and shows the Falcon 9 first stage attempting to land on top of a drone in the Pacific Ocean, in this case a ship called Of Course I Still Love You.
SpaceX most recently launched a set of Starlinks from Vandenberg on July 11. On this occasion, another set 46 Starlink satellites reached space and the rocket successfully landed on the drone.
SpaceX has launched many more Starlink batches from the US East Coast, very recently from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base in Florida on Sunday (July 17).
Starlink has more than 2,800 individual Starlink satellites (opens in a new tab) launched into orbit as the company seeks to build satellite Internet service. Group 3-2, if successful, would be SpaceX’s fourth Starlink launch in July alone.
SpaceX aims to build the constellation quickly. It has regulatory approval to send 12,000 Starlink craft into orbit. The company is also asking the international regulator to approve 30,000 satellites after that.
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