SpaceX Launch of Starlink Satellites Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket Scheduled for Wednesday Written 2 June 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, April 2018.| NASA

Spaceflight Now reports that “days after launching astronauts for the first time, SpaceX is set to resume a speedy cadence of satellite launches Wednesday night with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s next batch of Starlink broadband relay stations.” The launch is scheduled for Wednesday at approximately 9:25 p.m. EDT, from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad. A “weather forecast issued by the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron on Monday indicates there is a 70 percent probability of favorable conditions for launch Wednesday night.” This “week’s launch is expected to loft around 60 additional Starlink satellites, which each weigh about a quarter-ton.”
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