SpaceX plans to launch the 16th series of its Starlink broadband satellites on Sunday, a day after the successful launch of Elon Musk’s rocket..
Promoting the new group from its orbital route has become a routine of SpaceX build a mega constellation
with thousands of individual satellites in low Earth orbit. But this mission is a new feather in Musk’s hat.
The first phase of the Falcon 9 rocket will make its seventh flight, which will be a rocket recovery record for the company. Booster has previously flown four Starlink missions and several major telecom satellite launches.
SpaceX will likely try to land a booster on a drone ship in the Atlantic immediately after launch, and may also try to catch two halves of a nose cone or other scoop.
It all happened after SpaceX started another big launch on the other side of the country. On Saturday morning,The new NASA / European Space Agency Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich satellite is designed to monitor global sea level rise and improve weather forecasts.
Initially, the Starlink launch would take place only ten hours after the lifting of the Sentinel 6 mission, but was delayed a day.
The Starlink launch is ready 18:56 PT (9:56 PM ET) on Saturday. You can see them all here: