Starlink 25 and Starship SN 15 - May the 4th be with you [Live: 04.05.2021, 19:01 UTC]

in Space Exploration5 months ago (edited)

EDIT 1: Starship is scrubbed


There are two potential launches today. Starship is always uncertain. Starlink depends on the weather in the recovery area.

News from Mars

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Starlink

SpaceX is launching 60 additional Satellites for their own Starlink Constellation.

The booster is a Block 5 on its 9th flight and will land on a drone ship.

The mission to low earth orbit will launch from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Launch Weather by the 45th Weather Squadron: violation of weather constraints currently below 20%. Weather in the booster recovery area might be a reason for a scrub.

Cargo:

  • Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
  • 60 Starlink Satellites

Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com


Where to watch:


Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

Scott Manley: SpaceX's 'Wet' Fleet 2021

Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube

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!!

Now You Know: We Test Elon’s $99 Mobile Internet | In Depth

Mediocre Coffee: Starlink vs. Telus: My Experience in Rural Alberta


Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com

TMRO: YouTube

Track Starlink satellites: https://satellitemap.space/

Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink


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