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Live updates from the Starlink Falcon 9 launch at the Cape

Live updates from the Starlink Falcon 9 launch at the Cape

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Welcome to FLORIDA TODAY’s Space Team’s live coverage of the SpaceX Starlink mission this morning from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40.

It’s launch day again! SpaceX canceled the Starlink mission on Monday, May 27, after moving the launch attempt to the end of the designated launch window. SpaceX did not give a reason for stopping launches on Memorial Day.

Today, SpaceX will once again attempt to launch the Starlink 6-60 mission, a constellation of 23 Starlink internet satellites.

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The launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Launch Complex 40 is currently scheduled for 10:24 a.m. EDT. Backup opportunities are available until 11:28 AM EST.

Eight and a half minutes after the start of the flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will land on the surface of the moon Lack of gravity Drone in the Atlantic Ocean. No local sonic booms are expected.

According to the 45th Weather Squadron, weather conditions for the launch window are expected to be 80-90% favorable.

SpaceX Leaves!

Update 10:24 AM: SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 23 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

SpaceX launch webcast begins

Update 10:19 am: The SpaceX launch webcast hosted on X (formerly Twitter) is now posted above, directly below the countdown clock.

Liftoff is scheduled for five minutes from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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We are 10 minutes away from the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket!

Update 10:14 AM: T-10 minutes! Head outside if you plan on catching this launch! If your skies are clear, it will be hard to miss the bright rocket rising into the sky.

Just look south of the Kennedy Space Center from your direction.

SpaceX launch countdown schedule

Update 10:04 AM: Here’s a behind-the-scenes summary of SpaceX’s countdown timeline. T minus:

  • 38 minutes: SpaceX’s launch director checks the “launch” of propellant loading.
  • 35 minutes: The loading of rocket kerosene and the first stage of liquid oxygen begins.
  • 16 minutes: The second stage of liquid oxygen loading begins.
  • 7 minutes: The Falcon 9 begins engine cooling before launch.
  • 1 minute: The flight command computer begins final pre-launch checks; The fuel tank pressure starts until it reaches cruising pressure.
  • 45 seconds: SpaceX’s launch director checks the “go” for the launch.
  • 3 seconds: The engine control module controls the start of the engine ignition sequence.
  • 0 seconds: Leaves.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 is now being refueled

Updated at 9:50 p.m.: SpaceX announced that it is currently refueling!

This means that this morning’s Starlink mission is now locked in for liftoff at 10:24 a.m. without any delay in the countdown, otherwise the launch must be postponed.

Update 9:44 AM: This morning, the booster will land Lack of gravity Drone in the Atlantic Ocean. No local sonic booms will be heard – just the rumble of the missile for those near the Cape.

Update 9:34 AM: While we wait for refueling to begin, SpaceX has confirmed that it remains on track for liftoff at 10:24 a.m. EDT.

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9:24 AM: With no further updates from SpaceX, we are currently an hour away from liftoff!

After the successful launch of this mission, SpaceX will launch another Starlink mission on Friday evening, May 31.

Update 9:10 am: EOC in Brevard County activated pre-launch operations this morning.

Updated 8:41 AM.: The space team has a positive update. SpaceX is now targeting 10:24 a.m. to launch this Starlink mission.

That leaves SpaceX with just over an hour left in the launch window, if it has to wait again.

Updated 7:40 a.m.: Although SpaceX has not officially announced a new liftoff date, it has pushed back the live go-live time to 9:22 a.m. EST.

The FLORIDA TODAY Space team will update when we have an official launch time.

7:00 am: Although SpaceX has not yet announced a new liftoff date, it has until 11:28 a.m. to launch.

We will update when we have a new launch time.

Update 6:50 am: We’re monitoring the situation, and although SpaceX hasn’t announced it, it looks like the live stream will begin at 8:22 AM EST.

Updated 6:38 AM.: SpaceX aims for a new liftoff time. We will update as soon as it is announced.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to be the first to fly on the 10th mission

Update 6:35 am: The sun rises over the Space Coast, revealing scattered clouds, but the sky is calm. SpaceX is still targeting 7:30 a.m. EST — a little less than an hour from now — for liftoff.

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Update 6:25 am: Pending regulatory approval, SpaceX can launch its fourth Starship test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, June 5.

In other Starship news, local meetings will be held June 12-13 in Brevard for FAA officials to gather feedback from local residents about the proposed Starship location at KSC Pad 39A.

A virtual meeting will be held on the 17thy For those who cannot do this in person.

Update 6:15 am: Later today, SpaceX will launch ESA’s EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

This mission is from the European Space Agency (ESA) will explore how aerosols and clouds affect our planet’s climate.

Weather forecast for SpaceX launch this morning

Updated at 6:05 am: SpaceX will try to launch again after yesterday’s scrub.

The 45thy The weather squadron is calling for 80-90% favorable conditions for this morning’s launch window.

Brooke Edwards is a satellite correspondent for Florida Today. Call her on [email protected] Or on the tenth: @prokovstars.