SpaceX launches 4th batch of 60 Starlink Satellites [SCRUBBED]

in rocket •  2 months ago  (edited)

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.

Cargo:

  • 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:

Starlink 3 [29.01.20]

Starlink 2 [07.01.20]

Starlink 1 [11.11.19]

Starlink Demo [24.05.19]


Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

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

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