SpaceX will launch a batch of Starlink satellites on Sunday, July 24 in what will be the program’s fifth launch in July alone, and you can watch it all live.
The company has a clutch of 53 Starlink internet satellites loaded aboard the Falcon 9 rocket which is expected to lift off on an instant launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EDT (1338 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center (KSC). in Florida, according to a company statement (opens in a new tab).
SpaceX is looking to add to its record 32 launches in 2022 that it set just days ago with a Starlink launch on Friday, July 22.
SpaceX will broadcast the launch footage and its attempted first-stage landing atop the A Shortfall of Gravitas drone in the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The stream will be available here on Space.com or directly through SpaceX’s YouTube channel.
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SpaceX typically begins coverage about 10 minutes before launch.
This Starlink launch, the fifth in July alone, follows a successful effort from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday (July 22).
That liftoff put 46 Starlink satellites into orbit, and the rocket’s first stage landed softly on a drone in the Pacific Ocean 8.5 minutes after launch. It was the Starlink 3-2 group’s second launch attempt into orbit after a failure caused by the Falcon 9 rocket at T-46 seconds on Thursday (July 21).
SpaceX’s last Starlink launch from the east coast took place about a week ago, Sunday, July 17, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, just down the road from KSC.
Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, includes approximately 2,900 Starlink satellites (opens in a new tab) launched to date. Starlink Group 4-25 joins previous launches this month from the west and east coasts of the United States.
The company strives to quickly improve the service. It has regulatory approval to put at least 12,000 Starlinks into orbit and is asking an international regulator to launch another 30,000 satellites after that.