SpaceX plans to launch 23 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit from Florida this evening (November 21), continuing a busy period for the company.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off from the Cape Canaveral space station during a nearly four-hour window that opens at 11:01 p.m. EDT (0401 GMT Nov. 22).
You can watch the action live via SpaceX’s account on X (formerly Twitter), approximately five minutes before the launch window opens.
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If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 first stage will return to Earth for a vertical landing approximately 8.5 minutes after its launch on the drone named “A Shortfall of Gravitas”, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
This will be the 15th launch and landing of the particular booster used, according to a SpaceX mission description. This CV includes six other Starlink flights as well as Crew-3 and Crew-4, which were astronaut missions to the International Space Station launched for NASA in November 2021 and April 2022, respectively.
The 23 Starlink satellites are expected to be deployed from the Falcon 9 upper stage to low Earth orbit approximately 65.5 minutes after liftoff.
SpaceX has been very busy lately – although these days, that statement applies to the company pretty much all the time.
SpaceX launched 23 Starlink satellites on Friday (November 17), conducted the highly anticipated second test flight of its next-generation Starship rocket on Saturday (November 18), and sent up another 22 Starlinks early Monday morning (November 20).