Launch attempt scrubbed due to valve issues.
Second attempt scheduled for Monday.
SpaceX is launching 60 additional Satellites for their own Starlink Constellation.
The booster is a Block 5 on its 4th flight and will land on a drone ship.
The mission to low earth orbit will launch from SLC 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX will attempt to capture the fairings.
- Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
- 60 Starlink Satellites
Launch window opens at 15:25 UTC (February 16th 2020).
Check your local time at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
Tim Dodd will be live streaming 30 minutes before launch on site:
Or 15 minutes before launch:
Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia
Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube
Earlier coverage of Starlink:
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com
Be aware, this is rocket surgery.
Small disturbances can lead to postponed launches. Making sure everything is just right is way cheaper than risking big fireworks.
@remind-me on 16th February 2020 15:00