The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Starlink’s first satellite fleet for 2021 Tuesday (January 19) And you can watch it live online here, with permission from SpaceX. Take off at 8:23 am EST (1323 GMT), With the webcast starting about 15 minutes before launch.
The launch was delayed from the launch target on Monday due to poor weather at the Falcon 9 rocket landing site in the ocean.
Due to unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area, it is now targeting Tuesday Jan 19 at 8:23 a.m. EDT to launch StarlinkJanuary 18, 2021
Tuesday’s launch will coincide with the launch of the 17th Starlink by SpaceX as the company works to build massive satellites to provide high-speed internet coverage worldwide.
The Falcon 9 rocket has been launched in this mission seven times before, including four Starlink missions, NASA’s first Crew Dragon test flight in 2019, the three-satellite Radarsat constellation for Canada and an SXM-7 mission in December 2020.
SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 18, in its 17th edition Starlink mission, Which will launch 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at the Kennedy Space Center. The Instant Window is 8:45 AM ET or 13:45 UTC A backup opportunity is available on Tuesday, January 19 at 8:23 AM ET or 13:23 UTC.
The missile booster flew in the first phase of the Falcon 9 to support this mission on seven other missions: the SXM-7 mission in December 2020, the launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission in June 2019, the launch of the first test mission of the Crew Dragon in March 2019, and four Starlink missions. After the disengagement phase, SpaceX will land the first stage of Falcon 9 aboard the “Read Instructions Only” drone, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. Half of the Falcon 9’s width previously supported the Starlink mission and the other previously supported two.
You can watch a live broadcast of this mission, which will start about 15 minutes before take-off, by clicking on the image above.
“ISS Live!” Set up the space station
Find out what the astronauts and astronauts are planning on board the International Space Station by controlling the “ISS Live” broadcast. Hear conversations between the crew and mission controllers on the ground and watch them operate inside the US portion of the orbiting laboratory. When the crew is off duty, you can enjoy vivid views of Earth from space. You can watch and hear from the window below, with permission from NASA.
“Live video from the International Space Station includes indoor observations when the crew is on duty and viewing the Earth at other times. The video accompanies the audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with Earth. During periods of” signal loss “, Viewers will see a blue screen.
“Since the station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, it experiences sunrise or sunset approximately every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, the outdoor camera video may appear black, but it can sometimes provide great views of the lightning or the city lights below. ”
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