(Update: Launched) SpaceX targeting Monday for launch of 49 Starlink satellites: Watch live
SpaceX is gearing up for another Falcon 9 launch on Monday, January 30th. The rocket carrying 49 Starlink internet satellites and D-Orbit's ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena will lift off at 8:34 AM PT (16:34 UTC) from Vandenberg Space Force Base's SLC-4E in California.
The Falcon 9's first stage booster supporting today's mission has been used previously for missions such as NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, SWOT, and two Starlink launches. After stage separation, the first stage will make a landing on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship located in the Pacific Ocean.
For those interested in watching the launch live, a webcast of the mission will begin approximately 5 minutes before liftoff. If needed, there is an additional launch opportunity the same day at 12:31 p.m. PT (20:31 UTC), SpaceX said.
This launch was previously scheduled for Sunday, January 29 and was deferred to January 30th to complete pre-launch checkouts.
To complete pre-launch checkouts, now targeting Monday, January 30 for launch of Starlink and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena from SLC-4E in California— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 29, 2023
The Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena has been postponed to Tuesday, January 31.
Now targeting tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. PT for launch of Starlink and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to allow additional time for pre-launch checkouts; weather is looking good for liftoff— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 30, 2023
Falcon 9 has successfully launched 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to orbit.
Deployment of D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena confirmed— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 31, 2023
Further, SpaceX is targeting Thursday, February 2 at 2:43 a.m. ET (7:43 UTC) for a new batch of 53 Starlink satellites.
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