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When and where to watch Elon Musk's latest SpaceX lift off?

Musk's company prepares for Falcon 9 rocket launch, set to take Starlink satellites into space

Web Desk
May 28, 2024
When and where to watch Elon Musks latest SpaceX lift off?
Elon Musk’s company to take new batch of Starlink satellites into space. — Instagram/SpaceX

Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX is set to lift off another set of its Starlink satellites on its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday from its Florida base.

According to the mission description on the SpaceX website, the Falcon 9 rocket will carry 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.”

The statement added: "Liftoff is targeted for 7:30am ET, with opportunities available until 11:28am ET."

The company is to broadcast the liftoff live webcast on X platform about five minutes prior to the blasting off.

SpaceX would be launching the 10th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, USSF-124, and six Starlink missions, according to the $180 billion company.

After the launch, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites will be deployed at their targeted place 65 minutes after lifting off from the Earth, marking SpaceX's 53rd orbital mission of the year, and 37th of 2024 dedicated to building the Starlink megaconstellation.

Currently, there are around 6,000 operational internet satellites in the low earth orbit.

Elon Musk’s firm is now gearing up for Starship’s fourth flight, after encountering multiple failures in three earlier lift-offs.


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