Starlink 24 [Live: 29.04.2021, 03:44 UTC]

in Space Exploration6 months ago (edited)

Scott Manley talking about the history of SpaceX's ships and why the big catching vessels will be retired: SpaceX's 'Wet' Fleet Gives Up On Catching Falling Fairings

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

The booster is a Block 5 on its 7th flight and will land on a drone ship. It took only 36 days to turn around this booster from the last launch.

The mission to low earth orbit will launch from SLC 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

Launch Weather by the 45th Weather Squadron: violation of weather constraints currently below 20%. Main concern is high winds during lift-off.


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

Check your local time of launch at:

Where to watch:

Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

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: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight

TMRO: YouTube

Track Starlink satellites:


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I'm so keen to get Starlink... I put a deposit down on the first day, but looks like I was too late and they had already filled up the beta in my location. I'm going to have to wait a while I think.

They are rolling out in more geographies. That means they probably ramp their base station production. I hope you get it soon.

Totally! I don't think that'll help me necessarily because my geography is already full of beta testers. I think I have to wait until they open my geography up to more testers or go exit beta.

I think they are just calling it "beta" to protect their asses from complaints at this time. There is probably no hard cap on the number of testers anymore. The more users they can get, the better they can test their systems. Elon is not the one who would forego a harder test ;)

Haha, everyday I'll hope you're right until I get my hands on that sweet, sweet tiny dish.