SpaceX It plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 21 Starlink satellites from a base in California on Monday night.
The space exploration company, founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch the rocket at 11:04 p.m. Pacific Time from Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg Space Force Base near Lompoc on California’s central coast.
The launch livestream will begin about five minutes before liftoff. You can watch at the top of the page or at SpaceX YouTube channel.
Once launched, the Falcon 9 rocket will send satellites into low Earth orbit. This is the fifteenth flight of the Falcon 9 booster.
After separating, the booster first stage will land on the “Of course I Still Love You” drone ship in the Pacific Ocean, according to SpaceX.
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What are Starlink satellites?
Starlink satellites provide Internet services to dozens of countries around the world. Thousands of Starlink satellites are currently orbiting Earth at a closer distance than other Internet satellites, giving users a faster Internet experience, SpaceX notes.
Backup release dates, times
If necessary, SpaceX has it Additional release dates and times Scheduled: 11:54 PM PST Monday through 2:26 AM Tuesday PST, and scheduled backup dates from 10:42 PM Tuesday through 2:05 AM Wednesday.
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