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How to watch SpaceX give its Starlink satellite launch another go Monday after two scrubbed attempts last week

A Falcon 9 blasts off on Aug. 30.


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The Falcon 9 rocket booster that despatched NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in Could is ready to get recycled once more Monday when SpaceX sends 60 extra Starlink satellites to orbit atop its column of fireplace.  

The launch, initially scheduled for September, has been postponed a number of occasions on account of climate, together with twice final week on account of heavy clouds in a single case and an aberrant floor sensor studying in one other. Elon Musk’s firm now says it is going to goal Monday at 7:51 a.m. ET/4:51 a.m. PT for an additional strive. 

Elon Musk’s trademark reusable rocket will probably be making its third flight when it lifts off from Kennedy House Middle. This particular unit despatched astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to orbit in Could after which launched a South Korean satellite in July. To date, SpaceX has managed to launch and land the identical rocket as much as six times

When the launch lastly will get off the bottom, it must be pretty routine. It is going to be the 13th Starlink mission thus far, and SpaceX is planning on dozens extra because it grows its broadband mega-constellation.  

One half of the nostril cone, or fairing, atop the rocket has additionally seen two earlier flights, each of them earlier Starlink missions. 

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Following the launch and separation of the rocket’s second stage and payload, the first-stage booster will once more return to Earth to land on a droneship within the Atlantic. 

SpaceX will stream your entire factor through the livestream under, beginning at about 10 minutes earlier than launch. 



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Eric Mack