You can watch the launch of the second Starlink satellites live online.
The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 52 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is scheduled to blast off at savesay savesay savesay is set to blast off at savesay is set to blast off at savesay is set to blast off at savesay savesay is set to blast off at savesay is set to blast off at savesay is set to blast off at savesay is set There is a launch from Space Launch Complex 4E at the Space Force Station in California.
You can watch the launch on the Space.com website. The live coverage will start about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can watch the launch on the internet.
The Starlink satellite megaconstellation was launched in photos.
On Sept. 13, 2021, a Falcon 9 rocket will be launched from a base in California. The image is from SpaceX/Flickr.
Friday's flight is the 28th Falcon 9 mission for the company, setting a new company record for the most launches in a year. The previous record was set in 2020 with 26 Falcon 9 rockets being launched by SpaceX.
There are two more launches on the calendar this year, which will blast off from Florida, and the company could launch a grand total of 30 Falcon 9 rockets this year.
The company recently gave its satellites the ability to communicate with each other via laser links, and Saturday's flight continues that effort. This will increase efficiency and reduce reliance on ground stations.
Company officials have said that the Starlink program was created to provide high-speed internet access to users around the world, especially those in rural and remote areas. While giving those with little-to-no internet access with means to use it, the company is hoping to make money.
The total number of Starlink satellites will be increased if Saturday's flight is successful. It will add to the efforts of providing coverage to users in higher latitudes. Satellites can be sent to the poles by launches from California. This is the second time this year that a bunch of Starlink satellites have been put in such a position. In September, the first blasted off.
The first time one of its boosters will fly for the 11th time, it will be a milestone for the company.
The first booster was recovered by the company. Since the company has been trying to refine its reusability tactics, it has been able to launch and land multiple times with minimal downtime. As more rockets were recovered, downtime was reduced.
One of the two oldest boosters and one of the only two rockets to have 10 successful launches and landings under its belt is scheduled to fly Saturday morning. The company's founder and CEO said that once a booster reached a certain number of flights, it might have to go through more intensive repairs than usual.
At the Spaceport Summit panel held in February, Hans Koenigsmann, the former head of flight reliability, said that 10 flights is more of a guideline, and that the company will continue to fly boosters many more times past that mark.
If all goes as planned, the booster will be caught by the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship, and if it makes its 12th flight sometime next year. The company's recovery ships "NRC Quest" and "GO Quest" were deployed prior to the launch to help recover the rocket's protective nose cone.
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