SpaceX ready to launch 53 more Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX plans to launch 53 more Starlink internet satellites on 7th July from Cape Canaveral.

There are two launch opportunities available at 9:11 a.m. EDT (1311 GMT) and 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT)

The Falcon 9 rocket’s reusable first stage will aim for landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean to complete its 13th flight to space.

The Falcon 9 will head northeast from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to deliver the flat-packed broadband relay stations to an orbit ranging between 144 miles and 209 miles in altitude (232-by-337 kilometers).

Deployment of the 53 flat-packed satellites from the Falcon 9’s upper stage occurred about 15 minutes after liftoff.

The launch is the first of five Falcon 9 missions SpaceX has scheduled for July.

Three more Starlink deployment flights and a Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station are planned later this month.

With July 7th  mission, SpaceX will have launched 2,759 Starlink internet satellites, including prototypes and test units no longer in service.


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