SpaceX plans to launch 22 Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday, February 8, weather permitting. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
SpaceX will live stream the launch through its account on X. The broadcast will begin about five minutes before the window opens.
SpaceX had originally planned the launch earlier, but it was postponed seconds before the countdown was due to unfavorable weather conditions.
LANDING IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN 8.5 MINUTES AFTER LIFTOFF
If all goes according to plan, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will return to Earth about 8.5 minutes after liftoff to land on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
HOW MANY STARLINK SATELLITES DOES SPACEX HAVE IN ORBIT?
Starlink satellites comprise approximately 5,400 operational spacecraft in Earth orbit, and this number continues to grow.
The company aims to launch 144 more missions in 2024.
WHAT IS STARLINK?
Starlink is a network of satellites launched by SpaceX into Earth orbit, providing internet service to people all over the world.