7th Launch Of Starlink Satellites Of SpaceX Today, April 22
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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 22 at 3:37 p.m. EDT, or 19:37 p.m. UTC, for its seventh launch of Starlink satellites. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A backup opportunity is available on Thursday, April 23 at 3:15 p.m. EDT, or 19:15 UTC.
Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported Crew Dragon’s first flight to the International Space Station, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and the fourth Starlink mission. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported the AMOS-17 mission.
In the video “Starlink Mission“, below:
From what it is, to what SpaceX’s part in it is, to what it could mean for the future of space travel, and more! Join me as we explore why SpaceX is making Starlink! In the video “Why SpaceX Is Making Starlink!“, below:
Join FLORIDA TODAY space team reporters Antonia Jaramillo and Rachel Joy for live coverage of SpaceX’s 7th Starlink mission. Launch time: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the video “LIVE: SpaceX Starlink launch coverage“, below:
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Since the start of the space age, more than 8,800 objects have been launched into orbit, according to estimates from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. But in a few years, that number could increase significantly. Private companies plan to launch thousands of satellites to beam internet to customers on Earth. SpaceX alone has announced plans to launch 42,000 satellites. If this happens, SpaceX will be responsible for about a fivefold increase in the number of spacecraft launched by all of humanity, in the video “Why SpaceX And Amazon Are Launching 42,000+ Satellites“, below:
The video “The New Space Race of the 2020’s (Documentary)“, below:
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