Live Starlink 2-1 Falcon 9 Rocket Launch (Upd.)

Live Starlink 2-1 Falcon 9 Rocket Launch (Upd.)
Live Starlink 2-1 Falcon 9 Rocket Launch (Upd.)

On August 10 (the exact time will be announced later), the launch of the Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle with a new batch of Starlink satellites is to take place. The broadcast will be available on our website.

Falcon 9

The launch will be carried out from the SLC-4E site of the Vandenberg base. The rocket will launch 60 Starlink spacecraft version 1.0 into orbit.

This will be the system's first satellite launch since June 30, an unusually long hiatus in the company's busy schedule. Recall that at the end of June, several Starlink satellites were launched into orbit (the bulk of the load fell on other spacecraft). The last "full-fledged" launch of the satellites of the system took place even earlier - on May 26. In total, over 1,600 Starlink satellites are in orbit.

The goal of the project is to provide high-speed broadband Internet access to residents of various regions of the Earth, including hard-to-reach ones. Development began in 2015, and the first TINTIN test prototypes were launched in February 2018. In May 2019, the first group of 60 prototype satellites was launched.

As in previous missions, a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket is used for launch. After the launch, SpaceX will again try to land its first stage on an offshore platform.

UPD: The launch was postponed.

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