What to expect from SpaceX to launch a Falcon 9 on a Starlink mission tonight

What to expect from SpaceX to launch a Falcon 9 on a Starlink mission tonight ...

Tonight, SpaceX will launch a further batch of satellites to expand its Starlink constellation, and the launch will be livestreamed so you may watch it out anywhere else. Below, weve got all the information you need to know before the launch and how to watch it live.

What to expect from the launch

The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 will take place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where 34 Starlink satellites will be placed in low-Earth orbit.

Regular Starlink launch watchers will notice that the rocket will also have a payload, while a BlueWalker 3 satellite will be added to low-Earth orbit for AST SpaceMobile.

The first stage or booster of the Falcon 9 has launched on an impressing thirteen previous missions. The boosters 14th mission has marked a new high for the number of times the company has used a booster.

The first stage booster assisting this mission previously consisted of Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and eight Starlink missions, according to SpaceX. Following stage separation, the first stage will take place on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. This will be the Falcon 9''s first five-burn mission.

A five-burn journey relates to the number of times the rocket will fire its engines during the launch and booster landing.

How to watch the launch

Today is 9:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. PT), or, if the weather is bad, another launch window is available tomorrow, Sunday, September 11, at 8:48 p.m. ET (5:48 p.m. PT).

The livestream of the launch is either available through going to SpaceXs YouTube channelor by using the video embedded near the bottom of this page. The livestream will begin around five minutes before the launch, so just after 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. ET) tonight.

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