SpaceX intends to launch the 16th batch of its Starlink broadband satellites on Monday, a day after Elon Musk’s rocket organization effectively sent a new NASA and European Space Agency satellite to orbit.
Boosting a new group of its orbiting routers has gotten a matter of routine for SpaceX as it attempts to develop a mega-constellation with a great many individual satellites in a low-Earth orbit. Yet, this mission stands to place another feather to Musk.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket reusing for the organization. The promoter recently flew on four Starlink missions and a couple of bigger telecom satellite launches.
SpaceX will probably endeavor to land the promoter on a drone ship in the Atlantic soon after launch and may likewise attempt to get the two halves of the nose cone or fairing with another pair of boats.
This all occurs after SpaceX pulled off another large launch on the opposite side of the nation. On Saturday morning, another Falcon 9 launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California conveying the new NASA/European Space Agency Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich satellite intended to monitor global sea level ascent and improve weather forecasting.
Initially, the Starlink launch was set to occur only ten hours after takeoff of the Sentinel 6 mission, however was pushed back a few days.
The launch is set for 9:34 p.m. ET/6:34 P.T. on Monday. You can watch the entire thing here: