SpaceX to launch 60 Starlink satellites to orbit

Source : 112 Ukraine

The launch is scheduled for 15:46 (Kyiv time)
11:17, 3 September 2020

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Today, on September 3, SpaceX is expected to launch a Falcon 9 vehicle with a batch of 60 mini-satellites to replenish the orbital group of the global Starlink Internet coverage network, the company's website reports.

Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starlink satellites will deploy approximately 14 minutes after liftoff. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

A backup opportunity is available on Friday, September 4.

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As we reported earlier, in May, SpaceX launched a Crew Dragon ship with astronauts aboard to the International Space Station. That launch where people went the orbit from the United States territory was the first one in nine years.

On August 2, 2020, the Crew Dragon (Endeavor) spacecraft with NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken undocked from the ISS as part of the Demo-2 mission.

The landing took place off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. 

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