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
The Mars helicopter completed all its missions. Everything else is now bonus. So far, Perseverance's main objective was to observe Ingenuity. Now the mission for the rover starts and the helicopter might help it navigate to interesting spots.
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.
- Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
- 60 Starlink Satellites
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
Scott Manley: SpaceX's 'Wet' Fleet 2021
Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube
Mark Handley: Using ground relays with Starlink
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
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Track Starlink satellites: https://satellitemap.space/