Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
SpaceX to Launch 22 Starlink Satellites into Low-Earth Orbit

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The launch is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 15 at 12:03 a.m., with an alternative launch opportunity at 12:30 a.m. If the launch does not happen during these time windows, SpaceX will have two more opportunities on Friday evening at 11:38 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16 at 12:07 a.m.

This mission marks the fifth flight for the first-stage booster rocket, which has previously supported the launches of Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and two Starlink missions. After stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is expected to land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX to provide satellite internet access. The goal of the Starlink project is to deploy thousands of small satellites in low-Earth orbit, which will work together to provide fast and reliable internet coverage to even the most remote areas of the world.

SpaceX has been actively launching Starlink satellites since 2019, with multiple missions successfully deployed. With this upcoming launch, the number of Starlink satellites in orbit will increase, further expanding the coverage and capabilities of the Starlink network.

Stay tuned for updates on the launch and the successful deployment of the Starlink satellites into orbit.