Starlink 4 -2 & BlueWalker-3
SpaceX offering rideshares on their Starlink launches is a newer phenomenon.
The second stage will perform two burns to release BlueWalker-3 into a 400 km altitude and a 53 degree inclination, then perform two more burns to release 34 Starlink satellites into a 500 km altitude at 53,2 degrees.
The booster is a Block 5 and will land on a drone ship.
The mission to low earth orbit will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Weather is 60% go according to the 45th Weather Squadron.
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
- 15 minutes before launch: SpaceX Livestream
Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia
Tim Dodd: Is SpaceX's Raptor engine the king of rocket engines?
Tim Dodd: Why don't rocket engines melt? How engineers keep engines cool
Tim Dodd: [Elon Musk Explains SpaceX's Raptor Engine!
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Tim Dodd: Elon Musk Explains SpaceX's Merlin Engine!
Starlink availability world map
Scott Manley: SpaceX's 'Wet' Fleet 2021
Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube
Ellie in Space: Does SpaceX's Starlink have a first mover advantage against competitors like Amazon?
MikeOnSpace: OFFICIAL Starlink SPEED TEST results and SPACE LASERS - details on the Private Beta and Public Beta
Mark Handley: Using ground relays with Starlink
MikeOnSpace: Amazon KUIPER vs SpaceX STARLINK - Another heavyweight enters the race for Global Satellite Internet
Ben Sullins: Starlink Could Change EVERYTHING!
LTT: Gaming on STARLINK!!
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Mediocre Coffee: Starlink vs. Telus: My Experience in Rural Alberta
Scott Manley: Graveyard Orbits Where Old Satellites Are Forgotten
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Track Starlink satellites: https://satellitemap.space/
Vote for my witness: @blue-witness
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