CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s already-massive constellation of networked satellites is about to get a bit bigger.
The company is set to launch 60 Starlink satellites this weekend atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39-A.
A static fire test Wednesday cleared SpaceX to move forward with its target for liftoff of 8:37 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 28.
Due to the timing, space-lovers will not be able to catch the launch from Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex.
Static fire test complete – targeting Sunday, February 28 at 8:37 p.m. EST for launch of Starlink from LC-39A
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 24, 2021
“The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe,” according to officials.
You can catch the mission from SpaceX live with coverage starting about 15 minutes prior to liftoff. Or you can tune into 10 Tampa Bay where we will be streaming live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.