You can watch the live launch of the second rocket from the Cape on the internet.
The Turksat 5B communications satellite will be launched on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. The mission is set to lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Base here in Florida during a 90-minute window that opens at 10:58 pm. The time is 0358 GMT Sunday.
You will be able to watch the launch live in a window at the top of the page, and on the Space.com website at launch time. The live coverage will start about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can watch the launch on the internet.
The record 11th flight of the Falcon 9 rocket was launched.
Saturday's flight is the second in a series of launches by the private spaceflight company.
At 7:44 a.m. The 11th flight of the Falcon 9 rocket was a new record for the company, as it was used to send 52 of its own Starlink internet satellites into space. The company is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket just over 15 hours later, this time carrying a communications satellite into space for Turkey.
The Turksat 5B mission is the second of two satellites that was contracted to launch on behalf of Turkey, the other being Turksat 5A. The country aims to increase its presence in space and as such, the satellite will help provide communications capabilities to customers across Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and portions of Africa.
Activists protested the Turksat 5A launch at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California in an unsuccessful bid to stop the launch, as they were upset over Turkey's role in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
See the evolution of the rockets.
The Turksat 5B satellite is going to be on top of the Falcon 9 today. The 9,900-lb. was the 9,900-lb. The satellite is expected to operate for 15 years. The 45th Weather Squadron predicts favorable launch weather conditions Thursday night. The formation of clouds is the main concern.
The first stage of the rocket will return to Earth after a successful liftoff. This is the 98th time that the first-stage boosters have been recovered by the company, and this one is expected to land on the deck of its newest ship.
For the first time ever, the entire fleet of drones has been deployed to various parking spots in the ocean as the company expects to launch and land three different rockets within a 72 hour period. The first one to land was on the company's West Coast ship, "Of course I Still Love You". The Starlink launch is this morning. A NASA cargo delivery mission on an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship will launch on Tuesday.
The 30th flight of the year for the California-based company will be launched on a veteran rocket. It will be the 99th landing for the company.
After a successful touchdown on the drone ship, the mission's fairing halves will be retrieved from the ocean by one of the newest recovery ships: "Bob" or "Doug." The GO Ms. Chief and GO Ms. Tree are named after the first two astronauts that were sent into space.
The duo flew on a mission.
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