Watch SpaceX’s 60 satellite Starlink Launch Tonight The launch window i snow scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. PT and close at 9 p.m. PT on May 16.With the satellites packed into the Falcon 9’s 17-foot-wide nose fairing, the slender rocket was scheduled for liftoff from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
The launch window opens at 10:30pm Wednesday (02:30 UTC Thursday) and closes 90 minutes later. A back-up launch window will open at the same time Thursday. Weather conditions are currently forecast to be 80 percent favorable for launch.
SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband internet all over the planet. It’s about to take a big step toward making that a reality.Elon Musk’s rocket company will try to deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first for a megaconstellation of satellites that SpaceX is calling Starlink. Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
If you’re the kind of person who loves a spaceship and wants to watch along, SpaceX will provide a live stream Thursday at the webcast homepage. SpaceX generally starts streaming around 15 minutes prior to launch (7:15 p.m. PT, in this case).
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