SpaceX sets its sights on Tuesday launch of its next Starlink mission from KSC
SpaceX sets its sights on Tuesday launch of its next Starlink mission from KSC (WFTV)KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a batch of 49 Starlink satellites is now set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday. The launch had originally been scheduled for Monday evening but officials decided to move the launch to Tuesday due to “more favorable weather conditions for liftoff and booster recovery”. With more favorable weather conditions for liftoff and booster recovery, now targeting Tuesday, January 18 at 7:04 p.m. ET for Falcon 9’s launch of Starlink satellites → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 17, 2022Read: SpaceX successfully launches second Falcon 9 rocket of the yearOn Thursday morning, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Read: SpaceX set to launch third ‘rideshare’ mission to orbit from Florida’s Space CoastThis will be the ninth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 booster and the third launch of 2022.wftv.com
Happening this evening: SpaceX to launch dozens of Starlink satellites from Space Coast
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is preparing to launch dozens of Starlink satellites on Monday evening. The company is set to launch 49 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit at 7:26 p.m. from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX said four more launches are scheduled for January. There is a 70% chance of favorable conditions for the launch. READ: Grab a jacket: Colder weather moving into Central Florida this weekIf the launch happens, you can watch it here or on Channel 9.wftv.com
Cozy kitties: SpaceX’s self-heating Starlink satellite dishes attracting cats
Cozy kitties Informal market research indicates that Starlink's self-heating satellite dishes are quite popular among cats, and social media has the posts to prove it (Aaron Taylor /Aaron Taylor via Twitter)Elon Musk has managed to tap yet another underserved market through Starlink’s satellite internet service. “Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days,” Starlink user Aaron Taylor tweeted recently. Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days. They have a heated cat house, with water and food, but -25°C and they decide to sit on the Starlink dish. — Aaron Taylor (@Tippen22) January 1, 2022“As any cat owner can testify, that tracks,” Gizmodo wrote.wftv.com
SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday
SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center on ThursdayKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX is getting ready to launch another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday. READ: NASA names crew for SpaceX Crew-6 MissionIn a change from previous Starlink missions, the Falcon 9 rocket will fly southeast from the Space Coast and around the Bahamas to avoid the risk of dropping debris on the islands. Thursday’s launch window is open from 4:49 p.m. to 6:47 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. READ: NASA nails trickiest job on newly launched space telescopeSpaceX officials said the Starlink mission aims to provide reliable and affordable internet service across the globe with a constellation of networked satellites. Channel 9 will have live coverage of the launch if it happens, on Eyewitness News.wftv.com
South Africa President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Desmond Tutu
We have lost a person who carried the burden of leadership with compassion, with dignity, with humility and with such good humour," says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, after anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu died aged 90. TO COMPLETE VIDI9V98ZU_ENN°9V9942news.yahoo.com
SpaceX lofts Turkish communications satellite to orbit in 2nd Falcon 9 rocket launch of the day
SpaceX launched its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday night (Dec. 18), delivering a Turkish communications satellite into orbit before capping off the successful mission with a landing at sea.space.com
SpaceX Starlink launch: 8 photos shared by skygazers
SpaceX Starlink launch: 8 photos shared by skygazers In this Nov. 23, 2021, file photo, the DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is shown atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket after launching from Vandenberg Space Force Base. SpaceX also launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink satellites on Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOMPOC, Calif. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink satellites early Saturday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California, according to Space.com. >> Read more trending newsSkygazers took to social media to share their photos of the launch. Here are some of our favorites:©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
SpaceX launches 52 Starlink satellites from California base
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. — (AP) — A SpaceX rocket carried 52 Starlink internet satellites into orbit from California early Saturday. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Space Force Base at 4:41 a.m. and arced over the Pacific. The second stage continued into orbit and deployment of the satellites was confirmed, said launch commentator Youmei Zhou at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Starlink is a satellite-based global internet system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world. Saturday's mission was the 34th launch for Starlink, a constellation of nearly 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.wftv.com
Watch SpaceX attempt a record 11th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink launch early Saturday
SpaceX will launch its second stack of Starlink satellites from the West Coast early Saturday morning (Dec. 18), and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 52 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is set to blast off at 4:24 a.m. EST (0924 GMT, 01:24 a.m. local time) from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California. You can watch the launch live in the window above and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of SpaceX. Live coverage will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can also watch the launch directly via SpaceX and on YouTube.Related: SpaceX's Starlink satellite megaconstellation launches in photosspace.com
Happening today: SpaceX plans to launch batch of Starlink satellites from Space Coast
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will try to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Coast Thursday night. The company planned to launch the rocket Wednesday night, with dozens of Starlink satellites, but it delayed the take off and hasn’t said why. READ: Artemis Moon mission delayed to 2025, NASA administrator saysSpaceX is now looking to launch the rocket at 6:12 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Targeting tonight at 6:12 p.m. EST for a Falcon 9 launch of 48 Starlink satellites and 2 BlackSky spacecraft to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida — SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 2, 2021Channel 9 will livestream the launch when it happens. Click here to watch it.wftv.com
SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites forced to dodge Russian anti-satellite test debris
SpaceX had to move several of its Starlink satellites to prevent in-orbit collisions with fragments of space debris created by the Russian anti-satellite missile test on Nov. 15, the company's CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.space.com
Can SpaceX's Starlink sue Russia for anti-satellite missile test space debris fallout?
The Russian anti-satellite missile test that shattered into pieces the defunct surveillance satellite Cosmos 1408 on Nov. 15. will cause headaches to operators of low Earth orbit satellites for years. Can they hold the culprit accountable?space.com
SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit
SpaceX-Starlink Launch This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX expanded its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites with the launch of 53 Starlink satellites from Florida. (SpaceX via AP) (Uncredited)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — SpaceX expanded its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites on Saturday with the launch of 53 Starlink satellites from Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:19 a.m. EST and deployed the satellites about 16 minutes after launch. Earlier this week, SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years.wftv.com
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully completed another launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Saturday morning. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<SpaceX said there are 53 Starlink internet satellites on board. Falcon 9's 25th launch of 2021 pic.twitter.com/hq1835HEgJ — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2021With Saturday’s launch, SpaceX said they will have deployed 1,844 Starlink satellites into orbit. Read: Front sweeps in Saturday, scattered storms on the waySpaceX launched its first set of Starlink satellites in May 2019. He was evicted anywayMinutes after Saturday’s launch, the booster rocket successfully made its way back to Earth and landed on a drone ship named “Just Read the Instructions.”Saturday’s launch was SpaceX’s first East Coast launch carrying Starlink internet satellites since June.wftv.com
SpaceX set for morning launch of Starlink satellites
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch a batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from the Space Coast. WATCH: NASA, SpaceX’s Crew-3 successfully docks at International Space StationFriday morning’s scheduled launch was called off because of weather concerns at the launch pad and at sea in the booster recovery zone. The launch is part of SpaceX’s mission to provide worldwide high-speed internet. READ: Artemis Moon mission delayed to 2025, NASA administrator saysThe launch is set for 7:19 a.m. from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. WATCH: More than just a ‘moon selfie’: Embry-Riddle students sending camera to spaceChannel 9 will have live coverage of the launch on Eyewitness News.wftv.com
9 things to do this weekend: EDC, Welcome to Rockville, Bikefest & more
Things to do this weekendORLANDO, Fla. — It’s going to be a busy weekend filled with lots of events in Central Florida. Here’s a list of nine things happened this weekend. Leesburg BikefestThe banners are officially up for the Annual Leesburg Bikefest this weekend! Strongman GamesREAD: Welcome to Rockville, Strongman Games to bring thousands of people to Daytona Beach this weekend6. Forecast improves to 80% favorable for tomorrow’s launch opportunity at 7:19 a.m. EST — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 12, 2021READ: UPDATE: SpaceX scrubs Starlink satellite launch due to weather7.wftv.com
SpaceX set to launch another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit Friday morning
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Less than two days after successfully launching a crewed mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX is set to blast off again early Friday morning. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<They’re scheduled to send a batch of 53 more Starlink satellites into orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. READ: SpaceX delivers new crew of 4 to station, ‘glorious sight’The launch window opens at 7:40 a.m. A backup window, if needed, is available at 7:19 a.m. Saturday. PHOTOS: SpaceX docks with International Space StationThe goal of Starlink is to create a network that can help provide reliable internet service across the globe. https://t.co/Q1VvqVmJ2i — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 7, 2021The Falcon 9 booster for the launch is the same one they’ve used in four previous Starlink missions.wftv.com
VIDEO: The first all-civilian crew launches into orbit aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule
SpaceX launched its first all-private human spaceflight, the Mission Inspiration4, Wednesday evening. A crew of four civilians will orbit the Earth for three days with no professional astronauts on board. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule traveled 355 miles into space, the highest altitude humans have reached in over a decade.news.yahoo.com
SpaceX launches 4 amateurs into earth orbit
SpaceX's first private flight has blasted off with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor. It's the first time a rocket streaked toward orbit with an all-amateur crew, with no professional astronauts on board. (Sept. 15)news.yahoo.com
SpaceX Starlink satellites responsible for over half of close encounters in orbit, scientist says
SpaceX's Starlink satellites are involved in about 1,600 close encounters between two spacecraft in low Earth orbit every week. That’s about 50% of all such incidents. As the constellation grows, that proportion is expected to rise up to 90%, experts say.space.com
WATCH IT AGAIN: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX early Wednesday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, sending another batch of 60 internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit. The pre-dawn launch took place at 4:28 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base Launch Complex 40, marking the 22nd mission SpaceX has dedicated to its space-based internet satellite constellation. Earlier this month, SpaceX landed a booster for the ninth time, breaking its own re-use record. SpaceX has more than 1,200 satellites in low-Earth orbit and plans to continue launching Starlink spacecraft every few weeks. AdDeployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed pic.twitter.com/Xcbrq66Mez — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 24, 2021“Society depends on space-based capabilities for global communications, navigation, weather forecasting and much more,” acting NASA administrator Steve Jurczyk said.
One on one with new UCF football coach Gus Malzahn
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Gus Malzahn era is underway at UCF. Malzahn was hired as the 9th football coach in program history on Feb. 15. [TRENDING: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites | Weekend vaccine events for OCPS employees | Family speaks after deadly shooting]The energized veteran head coach has plans to take the Knights to greater heights. Days before UCF opens spring practice, Malzahn sat down with news 6 Sports Director Jamie Seh, outlining his vision and looking back on the past. AdUse the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
WATCH: SpaceX launches second Starlink satellite mission within a week
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Just up range from where another Falcon 9 shot off the launchpad a few days ago, SpaceX conducted its second launch within a week carrying more Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit. Inside the Falcon 9′s nose cone were another 60 internet-beaming satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, which now exceeds 1,200 spacecrafts orbiting the Earth. The early morning launch is the 22nd dedicated to delivering Starlink satellites, but SpaceX has also sent up its own spacecraft on other ride-sharing rockets. SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station about a mile down the coast. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com space newsletter, sent every Wednesday afternoon.
WATCH: SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit
The early morning launch marked the 21st dedicated to delivering Starlink satellites, but SpaceX has also sent up its own spacecraft on other ride-sharing rockets. The last Starlink launch happened March 4 and SpaceX is targeting another launch a few days after the current liftoff. In the past month, Elon Musk’s company has begun expanding the internet service provided with the global satellite network and is accepting orders in Central Florida for the dishes required to get the sought after WiFi. During the last Starlink launch, SpaceX engineers said they now have more than 10,000 customers, a number that will need to grow substantially if SpaceX wants to make ends meet with this internet service venture and fund its other endeavors, including the Starship spaceship under development in Texas. AdFalcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship pic.twitter.com/fI2VvU3kWO — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 11, 2021Deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed pic.twitter.com/vltm8NijZC — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 11, 2021Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com space newsletter, sent every Wednesday afternoon.
WATCH: SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink satellites Thursday morning from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch marked the 20th Starlink mission for SpaceX, which now as more than 1,200 satellites in the Starlink project. SpaceX officials said Starlink will deliver high-speed internet to locations where access is not reliable. AdMeanwhile, SpaceX’s third test flight of its Starship rocket in Texas was a success until the spacecraft exploded after landing. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com space newsletter, sent every Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE: SpaceX again delays next Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The payload is the 17th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network. (AP Photo/John Raoux)After an auto-abort Sunday night, SpaceX will possibly try again this week to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with another round of Starlink internet satellites. The private space company did not disclose what triggered the automatic abort. • Starlink is SpaceX’s space-based internet service, which is in public beta testing for customers in the higher latitudes of North America.
Shooting reported at Arkansas school; authorities say 1 hurt
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Authorities say one student was injured and an Arkansas school district was placed on lockdown following a reported shooting at a junior high school. Watson Chapel School District says the situation Monday morning was “contained” and in a Facebook post the district said the student was hurt in an “isolated incident.”[TRENDING:| Florida expands vaccine eligibility to some teachers, first responders | Starlink launch delayed | 1 year since Florida’s first COVID-19 case]AdThe school is in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles southeast of Little Rock. The Pine Bluff Police Department did not immediately return a call seeking a comment Monday, nor did the Watson Chapel superintendent.
SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX plans to continue weekly launches of 60 Starlink satellites at a time with the latest batch launching Monday night. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base Monday night carrying more Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. [RELATED COVERAGE: New internet option emerges as SpaceX expands Starlink service to more customers | SpaceX to launch NASA’s lunar Gateway on Falcon Heavy]However, about 8 minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 booster missed its landing opportunity on a drone ship at sea, breaking SpaceX’s successful landing streak. Up range, another Falcon 9 is scheduled to liftoff in the early hours of Wednesday at 12:55 a.m. from Kennedy Space Center Launchpad 39A, also with about 60 Starlink satellites. The Starlink constellation is part of CEO Elon Musk’s plan to create a space-based internet using a network of, eventually, 42,000 satellites.
New internet option emerges as SpaceX expands Starlink service to more customers
In early 2021 SpaceX began allowing more orders of the Starlink internet kits. Beginning in May 2019, SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites, usually 60 at a time, and has slowly increased its launch cadence in the past year. SpaceX began signing customers up in October in the Northern U.S. and Canada has more than 10,000 customers. Not long after SpaceX began launching satellites into low-Earth orbit, SpaceX began to hear complaints from the astronomy community. Beginning with the 10th batch of Starlink satellites, the company equipped all the spacecraft with a visor that deploys to block sunlight from hitting the brightest parts of the satellite.
SpaceX delays Starlink launch for additional rocket booster inspections
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – After already two delays this week, SpaceX has scrubbed what would have been its second Starlink satellite launch in less than a week. When the launch finally does happen, a Falcon 9 rocket will liftoff with SpaceX’s 19th batch of 60 Starlink satellites, part of its global internet constellation. Already the company sent up another batch of about 60 satellites early Thursday morning after 1 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Kate Tice, a SpaceX senior engineer, said during Thursday’s launch livestream the company continues to roll out coverage to more areas as it launches more satellites. SpaceX launched its “Better Than Nothing Beta” program last year for the Starlink network that is available in parts of the U.S. and Canada.
WATCH: SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites
SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink satellites on Thursday morning. The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 40 with 60 Starlink satellites went up at 1:19 a.m. Thursday. [TRENDING: Injunctions filed against girl slammed by deputy | SpaceX launches satellites | OK to dream: Snow in Florida?] AdThis marked the 18th batch of Starlink satellites sent into orbit as SpaceX creates a global network of spacecraft providing internet to the globe. pic.twitter.com/GJgoUtCRn6 — 45th Space Wing (@45thSpaceWing) February 4, 2021“Those previous missions were Gemini 12 and Atlas Agena which lifted off 99 minutes apart from each other,” the 45th Space Wing tweeted prior to the rescheduling announcement.
SpaceX targeting Wednesday for launch of Starlink satellites
SpaceX now appears to be targeting Wednesday, Feb. 3, for their next Starlink launch. The company said in a tweet it’s targeting Wednesday, hoping for better weather at sea where the Falcon 9 booster lands on a droneship. AdIf everything goes according to plan, Falcon 9 could launch with 60 Starlink internet satellites as soon as 7:02 a.m. Sunday, though typically the company has preferred a two-day gap between tests and launches. SpaceX, which tests all its engines in Texas before transport to Florida, typically fires brand new rockets a second time once at the launch pad. Loaded into the payload fairing are 60 Starlink satellites set to boost the internet constellation’s size to beyond 1,000 spacecraft in low-Earth orbit.
SpaceX successfully launches ridesharing mission off Florida coast
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After scrubbing their launch attempt Saturday, SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket off the Florida coast. Their payload consists of satellites from several customers, including DARPA, NASA and more of its own Starlink satellites. The SpaceX rideshare mission includes government and private customer payloads as well as a dozen smaller nanosatellites. The mission, known as Transporter-1, also includes a somewhat last-minute addition of 10 Starlink satellites, after receiving Federal Communications Commission approval earlier this month to include those. Watch Falcon 9 launch 143 spacecraft to orbit → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK https://t.co/4A6IOgtDdV — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 24, 2021Earlier in the week, another Falcon 9 launched 60 Starlink internet-beaming satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
WATCH: SpaceX launches 17th Starlink mission
After two postponements -- one on Monday and one on Tuesday -- SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral, the latest in the company’s Starlink mission. About eight minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster landed on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. pic.twitter.com/3nh3jongIY — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 20, 2021Packed inside the 230-foot rocket’s fairing were about 60 Starlink internet satellites slated to join nearly 1,000 others already in low-Earth orbit. The launch marked the company’s 17th for the constellation, which will need dozens more flights to fulfill the goal of worldwide, space-based broadband coverage. SpaceX has not yet set the date for its 18th launch with Starlink satellites but is planning to launch a ride-sharing mission later this week.
SpaceX Starlink satellites target of requested environmental review
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Launching about twice per month, the SpaceX Starlink Internet constellation is at 900 satellites right now with several thousands more planned for future launches. “Those mega constellations could collide with other satellites in low-Earth orbit, like the International Space Station,” Dr. Ken Kremer of SpaceUpClose.com said. So now Viasat, another Internet provider, is requesting the Federal Communications Commission do an environmental review of Starlink arguing SpaceX is posing hazards in space and on Earth. SpaceX founder Elon Musk responded by tweeting, “Starlink ‘poses a hazard’ to Viasat’s profits, more like it.”Another of Viasat’s arguments is that Starlink launches, and if the satellites de-orbit and re-enter the atmosphere, release harmful chemicals. “SpaceX needs to act responsibly and I think they have, but they also have to prove that they can operate this constellation safely.”
REWATCH: SpaceX launches another round of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral
After a few delays, SpaceX was successful Tuesday night in launching its 16th batch of internet satellites from Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 rocket liftoff happened at 9:13 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. Atop the rocket in the nose cone was 60 more Starlink satellites. SpaceX Starlink launch WATCH LIVE 🚀 SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral. Earlier this year, SpaceX rolled out testing for Starlink internet to some early subscribers in the northern U.S.
UPDATE: SpaceX again delays next Starlink launch
SpaceX is now targeting Tuesday night for the launch of its next round of internet-beaming Starlink satellites. SpaceX officials said they plan to try again Tuesday at 9:13 p.m.Now targeting Tuesday, November 24 at 9:13 p.m. EST for Falcon 9’s launch of Starlink, when weather conditions in the recovery area should improve — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 23, 2020ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:SpaceX announced Sunday evening that the scheduled launch of Starlink satellites is not happening. “Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink,” a tweet from SpaceX said. The launch was originally set to launch on Saturday night but was delayed. Starlink satellites are now in beta testing in select areas in the United States.
SpaceX delays Starlink launch until Sunday night
SpaceX launched NASA’s Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich oceanography satellite from Vandenberg Air Force base at just before 12:30 a.m. EST. SpaceX was expected to have another launch Saturday night on the East coast, but the launch was delayed. According to Spaceflight Now, SpaceX has delayed the launch until 9:56 p.m. Sunday night. SpaceX is set to send its 16th batch of Starlink satellites to low earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Space Coast. The Sentinel-6 mission will be the last of the three to launch and prove the replacement engines are viable.
SpaceX launches new batch of Starlink satellites as more sign on for space-based internet
Leading up to Saturday’s launch, SpaceX lead manufacturing engineer Jessica Anderson said the issue was resolved and the rocket was healthy. A launch on Oct. 18 less than a week ago marked the 14th round of Starlink satellites being sent into low-Earth orbit. Starlink internet is currently undergoing its first round of beta testing with plans to expand it next year. SpaceX Starlink made it happen overnight.”This week an independent school district in a rural Texas community announced its participation in the Starlink pilot program to provide students and their families access to high-speed internet. "In collaboration with SpaceX, we are providing space-based Internet service to students and families that have few, if any, options.
SpaceX launch to not take place on original date, new date to be announced
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Kennedy Space Center officials announced SpaceX is no longer targeting an Oct. 21 launch of the 15th Starlink mission. This past Sunday marked the 14th round of Starlink satellites being sent into the low-Earth orbit. If you answered yes, it sounds like you need to listen to News 6′s new space podcast, Space Curious. During each episode, Speck works to answer a space-related question submitted from our audience by speaking to experts in the field. Space Curious was created to inspire everyone, from those with a mild interest in space exploration to the space fanatics.
SpaceX launches another round of space-based satellites
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the 14th round of internet-beaming satellites into low-Earth orbit Sunday. The launch marks SpaceX’s 13th operational satellite launch. SpaceX sends these satellites up into space at a rate of 60 per launch. [RELATED: Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night sky]Do rocket launches interest you? If you answered yes, it sounds like you need to listen to News 6′s new space podcast, Space Curious.
VIDEO: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Cape
It took five attempts, but SpaceX launched its latest batch of Starlink satellites Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral. The mission will place 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit, part of SpaceX’s plan to provide Internet access from space. One of Falcon 9′s fairing halves was used during two previous Starlink launches, according to SpaceX. SpaceX and its competitor United Launch Alliance have both scrubbed multiple rocket launches for technical and weather issues since last week. Falcon 9 launches 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, completing SpaceX's 43rd flight of a previously flown rocket booster pic.twitter.com/QHPxX1sac2 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 6, 2020Subscribe to a weekly newsletter to receive the latest in space news directly to your inbox here.
Double scrubs: SpaceX, ULA launches both delayed continuing streak
It started out with the chance for three launches but as of Thursday morning, after two scrubs in less than 12 hours from ULA and SpaceX, it’s down to one remaining Falcon 9 liftoff. A Falcon 9 rocket was set to liftoff at 9:17 a.m. from launchpad 39A at KSC but it wasn’t meant to be. One of Falcon 9′s fairing halves was used during two previous Starlink launches, according to SpaceX. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet the company is “prioritizing emergency responders and locations with no Internet connectivity at all” for its first customers. Happy to have the support of @SpaceX’s Starlink internet as emergency responders look to help residents rebuild the town of Malden, WA that was overcome by wildfires earlier this month.
UPDATE: ULA launch scrubbed after weather delayed prelaunch preparations
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – ***11:33 p.m. 9/29/2020 Update***The launch of the United Launch Alliance Rocket has been scrubbed after the weather in Central Florida resulted in a delay to relaunch preparations, according to ULA. Launch officials said a hydraulic leak in the ground system required crews to move the tower and it needed further evaluation. The weather prevented the team from moving forward with the attempt on Tuesday, according to ULA. When it does launch, it will mark the 13th round of Starlink satellites for SpaceX’s constellation. Space Force Weather forecasters are predicting a 40% chance of favorable launch weather for the heavy lift rocket.
SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed Monday
SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed MondayPublished: September 28, 2020, 3:00 pmSpaceX’s first launch of the week was scrubbed Monday due to cloudy weather but the company still has another mission ready to liftoff on Tuesday, meanwhile, downrange, there is a United Launch Alliance rocket waiting for liftoff just after midnight Tuesday following another technical delay.
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night sky
A composite image of Starlink satellite trails across an image of Comet NEOWise taken in Central Florida by astronomer Derek Demeter in July 2020. (Derek Demeter)Our view of the night sky has been changing ever since the light bulb was invented. “When I look up at the night sky, I’m reminded of the thousands of years of history that people have been inspired -- a lot of our traditions today stem from ancient people looking up at the night sky and feeling awe and wonder,” he said. AdIn August, the members of an American Astronomical Society committee -- who have been working with SpaceX engineers-- released their findings about how to mitigate trashing the night sky and what the long-standing impact of these large constellations will be. Lori Allen, also an astronomer with the NOIRLab, said the astronomy working group observed Starlink satellites to determine if changes to the satellite hardware will work, what observatories can do.
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night sky
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night skyPublished: September 24, 2020, 10:25 amBy the end of the summer SpaceX had successfully launched nearly 700 satellites, known as the Starlink constellation, as part of CEO Elon Musk’s plan to create a space-based internet using a network of, eventually, up to 42,000 satellites.
SpaceX delays launch of 13th round of Starlink satellites
SpaceX was targeting Thursday afternoon to launch its 13th batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket but the company decided to stand down on the attempt to to an issue with the rocket landing site at sea. The company also confirmed one half of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nose cone previously launched two other batches of Starlink satellites. Targeting September 17 at 2:19 p.m. EDT for Falcon 9 launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 16, 2020SpaceX last launched 60 Starlink satellites on Sept. 3, bringing the company’s total to near 700 spacecraft in orbit with the goal of providing high-speed internet to the world. SpaceX plans to roll out internet service in the U.S. and Canada later this year, according to the Starlink website. Check back to ClickOrlando.com/space for updates leading up to launch and watch live at the top of this story.
SpaceX scrubs launch of Starlink satellites, targets Tuesday for next attempt
SpaceX was expected to launch another round of Starlink satellites Sunday morning. However, due to inclement weather, the launch was postponed. SpaceX was expected to launch its own payload in the form of 60 Starlink satellites, marking the 12th round of internet-beaming satellites. [RELATED: ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket launch scrubbed again]Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations. Next launch opportunity is Tuesday, September 1 at 9:29 a.m. EDT, pending Range acceptance — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 30, 2020The launch will push the Starlink constellation above 600.
SpaceX plans to launch 11th batch of Starlink satellites Tuesday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 11th batch of Starlink satellites Tuesday morning and weather seems to be cooperating, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. Onboard the rocket are 58 satellites Starlink communication satellites and three PlanetLab SkySat Earth-imaging satellites. Upon success of the mission, SpaceX will have about 650 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit. SpaceXs goal is to have almost 12,000 satellites operating in low-Earth orbit, with plans to launch an additional 30,000 satellites in the future. Following this mission, the next launch currently scheduled from the Space Coast is Aug. 26 from Launch Complex 37.
After series of launch delays, SpaceX targeting Friday for 10th Starlink launch
SpaceX is targeting this Friday to launch the 10th round of Starlink satellites, according to the U.S. Space Force. SpaceX last attempted to launch the group of Starlink satellites was on July 11, but like three previous attempts the liftoff was called off. Weather officers are predicting a 70% chance of favorable launch weather, those conditions improve to 80% if the liftoff pushed to Saturday. Starlink internet: After this launch, SpaceX will have launched nearly 600 Starlink satellites. SpaceX has yet to say when the internet will go live but recently After this launch, SpaceX will have launched nearly 600 Starlink satellites.
SpaceX targeting this weekend for 10th Starlink launch
SpaceX targeting this weekend for 10th Starlink launchPublished: July 10, 2020, 7:24 pmHopefully, the third time will be the charm for SpaceX’s next Starlink launch. The company said it is targeting late Saturday morning to send up its 10th batch of internet-beaming satellites and a few other ride-sharing spacecraft.