BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX is once again gearing up to launch another batch of Starlink communications satellites into orbit from the Space Coast.
They’re aiming for the morning of Friday, May 6 to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 more satellites into low-earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
The launch window opens at 5:42 a.m. A backup window is available Saturday at 5:20 a.m.
Just over eight minutes after launch the Falcon 9′s first stage booster will return to Earth, landing on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” Droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The same booster has been used previously for the Crew-2 crewed test flight, two “Transporter” Smallsat rideshare program launches, and six other Starlink missions.
A live broadcast of the launch is available online starting 15 minutes before liftoff.
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