SpaceX is set to make yet another leap forward in its Starlink satellite program tonight as it prepares to launch 21 more satellites into space. The launch, scheduled for 10:47 p.m. EDT, will take place at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
For those eager to witness this historic event, a webcast will be available on the social media site X (formerly known as Twitter) on the @SpaceX feed. The webcast will begin just five minutes before the launch, ensuring viewers don’t miss a single moment.
One of the most exciting aspects of this launch is the attempted landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. If successful, this will mark the 10th launch and landing for this particular booster, highlighting SpaceX’s commitment to reusability and cost-effective space travel.
Approximately 65 minutes after liftoff, the upper stage of the Falcon 9 will deploy the 21 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit. These satellites are designed to provide global internet coverage, bringing connectivity to even the most remote corners of the world.
In addition to the Starlink launch, today also marks the return of the Crew-6 mission astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS). The astronauts will be making their way back to Earth in the Crew Dragon capsule, named Endeavour. The capsule is scheduled to depart the ISS and splash down off the coast of Florida.
These major space events can be viewed on Space.com, offering space enthusiasts the opportunity to witness history unfold from the comfort of their own homes. As SpaceX continues to push the boundaries of space exploration and satellite technology, the world eagerly watches to see what comes next.
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