SpaceX is set to launch a new batch of Starlink satellites on Sunday (June 4).
TO falcon 9 Rocket will launch 22 of SpaceX’s new “V2 Mini” Internet satellites for its star link communications constellation Sunday from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The launch is scheduled for 5:56 a.m. EDT (0956 GMT).
spacex will aim to recover the Falcon 9 first stage booster by landing it on the unmanned ship called A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean. You can watch the action live here on Space.com when the time comes, courtesy of SpaceX, or directly through the company. The SpaceX webcast will begin about 20 minutes before liftoff. There is a 50% chance of good weather for the launch.
The launch of this Starlink mission has been delayed from May 30. follow the launch of 52 Starlink satellites on May 30, as well as the scheduled Saturday (June 3) launch of a SpaceX Dragon capsule on a robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX’s V2 Mini satellites are more powerful versions of its previous Starlink spacecraft. The new satellites provide increased broadband capacity, according to the companyand are equipped with Hall thruster electric propulsion systems, providing more than double the thrust compared to those used in previous iterations.
There are more than 4,000 Starlink satellites in orbit, and the company has regulatory approval to launch up to 12,000 more. However, SpaceX is seeking permission to add 30,000 more satellites to the project.