Watch Falcon 9 launch 56 Starlink satellites to orbit

SpaceX is all set to launch 56 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit on May 4th, 2023 at 3:31 a.m. ET (07:31 UTC) from the Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying these satellites as part of SpaceX’s ongoing efforts to provide high-speed internet access to people around the world.

In case of any technical issues or unforeseen circumstances, there is an additional launch opportunity available on the same day at 5:12 a.m. ET (09:12 UTC). Moreover, backup opportunities are also available on May 5th at 3:05 a.m. ET (07:05 UTC), 4:46 a.m. ET (08:46 UTC), and 6:27 a.m. ET (10:27 UTC).

The Falcon 9 rocket that will be used for this mission has already been used in several missions, including OneWeb 1, SES-18, SES-19, and two Starlink missions. Once the stage separation takes place, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX will be live-streaming this mission on its website, and the webcast will begin about five minutes before the liftoff. The launch is a crucial step for SpaceX in expanding its Starlink network and achieving its goal of providing high-speed internet access to people all around the world, especially those in areas where traditional internet infrastructure is not available.

News Source : Space X Twitter and website

By Joshi

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