Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
SpaceX to Launch Fifth Batch of Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has scheduled the launch of another batch of Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Friday evening. The launch is set to take place at 11:38 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The mission will see 22 Starlink satellites being deployed to low-Earth orbit. If necessary, there is an additional launch opportunity available on Saturday at 12:07 a.m. ET.

This launch will be the fifth flight for the first stage booster, which has previously supported missions such as Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and two Starlink missions.

Once stage separation occurs, the first stage booster will make a controlled descent and land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship positioned in the Atlantic Ocean. This successful landing will mark another achievement for SpaceX’s reusable rocket technology.

Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious project to create a global satellite internet constellation. The aim is to provide high-speed, low-latency internet coverage to areas where traditional infrastructure is lacking. With thousands of satellites planned for deployment, Starlink aims to achieve global coverage and revolutionize internet accessibility for users around the world.

As SpaceX continues to expand its Starlink fleet, each launch brings us closer to a future where reliable and affordable internet connectivity reaches even the most remote corners of the planet.