On Tuesday (2 March) at 7:53 EST (0053 March 3 GMT), a veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launching 60 new Starlink internet satellites on orbit, with the courtesy of SpaceX.
The Starlink mission on Tuesday, called the Starlink 17 mission, was several times delayed because of the weather, and additional inspections on the Falcon 9 rocket were required. The eighth mission for this first stage of Falcon 9 will be this flight that connects SpaceX's reusability record.
The webcast of SpaceX starts about 15 minutes before the lift. Here you can look up or directly from SpaceX.
SpaceX: SpaceX will be targeting 60 Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) Starlink satellites at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday 2 March. At 7.53 pm EST or 00.53 UTC on 3 March is the instantaneous window.
The Falcon 9 rocket booster for the first stage has previously been flown in seven missions: Iridium-8, Telstar 18, and 5 Starlink. After the stage separation, SpaceX will finish the first phase on the drone ship of "Of Course I Still Love You" in Falcon 9 in the Atlantic Ocean. Half of Falcon 9 flew on three Starlink missions before, and the other half supported two Starlink missions before.
This mission can be seen live by clicking on the photo above, which begins approximately 15 minutes before lifting.
Starlink offers high-speed broadband Internet where access to them is unreliable or entirely unavailable, unlimited by traditional ground infrastructure. At a time when more people are working at home and more students are involved in virtual learning, connectivity to the Internet is more important than ever. We are able to quickly deploy with Starlink in areas that most need it.
In December, the Wise County Public School District in Rural Virginia announced that Starlink would provide some families in the region to support remote learning where approximately 40 percent of teachers and students don't own internet at home. In January Starlink units were used and more than 40 homes now have high-speed internet connectivity.
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