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SpaceX to launch more Starlink satellites Wednesday if weather cooperates

SpaceX to launch more Starlink satellites Wednesday if weather cooperates

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Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Just three days after sending 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit, SpaceX is aiming to launch another batch of broadband satellites into space from Florida. If the weather cooperates, Wednesday's launch will be SpaceX's 15th Starlink mission. Advertisement Liftoff is scheduled for 12:29 p.m. EDT aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. With Sunday's successful launch, SpaceX increased the size of their Starlink constellation to nearly 800 satellites. The 15th mission will see another 60-odd satellites join the network. "The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide Internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable Internet across the globe," according to the Ken...
SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink broadband satellites

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink broadband satellites

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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched its 14th group of 60 satellites from Florida under blue skies Sunday for the company's Starlink broadband network, which is approaching a full-scale public trial period. Liftoff occurred on time at 8:25 a.m. EDT aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Advertisement The launch boosted the number of satellites in orbit to nearly 800. After the previous Starlink launch Oct. 6, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch would soon allow it to "roll out a fairly wide public" test in the northern United States and "hopefully" in southern Canada. "Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval," Musk wrote. The company said emergency responders in northern Washington State had used the Starlink servic...
SpaceX plans Starlink broadband satellite launch Sunday morning

SpaceX plans Starlink broadband satellite launch Sunday morning

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch its 14th group of about 60 satellites from Florida on Sunday morning for the company's Starlink broadband network, which is approaching a full-scale public trial period. Liftoff is scheduled for 8:25 a.m. EDT aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Advertisement The launch would boost the number of satellites in orbit to nearly 800. After the previous Starlink launch Oct. 6, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch would soon allow it to "roll out a fairly wide public" test in the northern United States and "hopefully" in southern Canada. "Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval," Musk wrote. The company said emergency responders in northern Washington State had u...
SpaceX aims for Starlink communications satellite cluster launch

SpaceX aims for Starlink communications satellite cluster launch

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- SpaceX will try again Thursday to launch 60 Starlink communications satellites from Florida after the mission was postponed twice due to bad weather. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket is planned at 9:17 a.m. EDT from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The mission faces only a 30% chance that thick clouds will cause a problem, according to a U.S. Space Force forecast. Advertisement SpaceX had called off an attempt to launch those satellites Monday due to thick clouds in the area. A launch Sept. 17 was scrubbed due to anticipated problems recovering the first-stage booster in the Atlantic Ocean. The successful launch of the 60 satellites would boost the Starlink total in orbit to well over 700. More Starlink satellites have been launched, but at least 27 of th...
SpaceX aims for another Starlink satellite cluster launch

SpaceX aims for another Starlink satellite cluster launch

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ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to try again to launch its 13th cluster of Starlink communications satellites Monday from Florida. Liftoff on a Falcon 9 rocket is planned at 10:22 a.m. EDT from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX had called off an attempt Sept. 17 due to weather problems anticipated for recovering the first-stage booster in the Atlantic Ocean. Advertisement A 40 percent chance of thick clouds is a concern for the launch, according to a U.S. Space Force forecast issued Sunday. A successful launch of the 60 satellites would bring the Starlink total in orbit to more than 700. More Starlink satellites have been launched, but at least 27 of them already deorbited and burned up, according to astronomers. While the company increases the number of spacecraft...