SpaceX aims to launch its 16th batch of Starlink broadband satellites a day later on Monday..
Promoting a new group of its orbiting routers has become a topic of routine for Elon Musk’s rocket company as it works Build a mega-constellation
With thousands of individual satellites in low-Earth orbit. But the mission stands to put a new feather in Musk’s hat.
The first phase of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket recycling for the company. The boosters first flew on four Starlink missions and launched a pair of large telecommunications satellites.
SpaceX will likely try to land the booster on a droneship across the Atlantic soon after launch and may try to catch two halves of the nose cone, or fairing with another pair of ships.
All this happens after SpaceX pulls off another big launch on the other side of the country. On Saturday morning, anotherDesigned to carry the new NASA / European Space Agency Sentinel 6 Michael Freelich satellite in California to monitor global sea level rise and improve weather.
Originally, Starlink was scheduled to launch 10 hours after liftoff of the Sentinel 6 mission, but was withdrawn a few days later.
Scheduled for launch 9:34 pm ET / 6: 34PT on Monday. You can see the whole thing here: