SpaceX schedules Falcon-9 for another launch tomorrow in order to resume with the Starlink satellite program. Elon Musk continues to carry on with their plan of a satellite launch. The private space organization gained much more credibility after the success of the historic “Launch America” event.
The company is going to launch 60 Starlink Satellites tomorrow from Cape Canaveral at 5:58 pm EDT (3:28 am IST). You can watch it live on our webcast page when the launch window starts. Falcon-9 will carry all of the 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. However, on June 3, 2020, SpaceX first launched all 60 satellites as a part of their Starlink constellation. Tomorrow Elon Musk will launch the tenth batch of Starlink satellites, bringing the total number in orbit to over 500. The company recently received more than 100 offers for its Smallsat Rideshare Program.
More than 100 spacecraft have been signed up to fly on Falcon 9 since we launched the rideshare program. Small satellite operators can book their ride to orbit online → https://t.co/hyMYK3v29p https://t.co/HYGfD333ix
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 18, 2020
SpaceX to launch 60 Starlink satellites tomorrow
NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre says SpaceX is scheduled to launch 60 Starlink satellites from a Falcon 9. This will be the 10th mission in support of the constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink. The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected. And it will also provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.
During the launch, the Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Starlink satellites into orbit, before attempting to land at sea. However, this is not the first time SpaceX is trying to land such a vehicle. Previously during the last Starlink mission also they landed the Falcon-9 on top of a drone ship.
With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.
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