7:42 pm and update: SpaceX is now the target 10:47 PM EDT (0247 GMT) Tonight will launch 21 new Starlink satellites. A webcast will begin 5 minutes before kickoff exclusively on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter). On the @SpaceX feed. Also appears on this page if possible.
SpaceX will send 21 more of its Starlink Internet satellites into orbit tonight (Sept. 3), and you can watch the action live.
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1 p.m. tonight.0:47 pm EDT (0247 GMT).
A webcast will begin 5 minutes before kickoff exclusively on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter). On the @SpaceX feed. Also appears on this page if possible.
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If all goes according to plan, Falcon 9’s first stage will land safely: It will touch down 8.5 minutes after boarding the Just Read the Instructions drone, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
A step is the 10th launch and landing for this particular booster SpaceX mission description.
Falcon 9’s upper stage will continue to fly, eventually sending 21 Starlink satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) 65 minutes later.
Today is a big day for SpaceX. The company also plans to bring home four astronauts from its Crew-6 mission, which will be aboard the International Space Station (ISS) starting in March.
Crew-6’s Crew Dragon capsule, named Endeavour, will lift off from the ISS shortly after 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) today. It will splash into the ocean off the coast of Florida at 12:17 am EDT (0417 GMT). You can view these milestones here on Space.com.
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