SpaceX plans to launch 22 additional Starlink internet satellites from California early Monday morning (November 20).
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Monday during a four-hour window that opens at 1:33 a.m. EDT (0633 GMT; 10:33 p.m. Nov. 19, California local time).
You can watch the event live via SpaceX Account on X (formerly known as Twitter). Coverage will begin approximately five minutes before launch.
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If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch aboard the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
This will be the 15th launch and landing of the first stage of this rocket, according to SpaceX Task description. The flight resumption includes nine more Starlink launches as well as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, a NASA mission that successfully collided with a spacecraft in September 2022.
Meanwhile, the 22 Starlink satellites will be deployed from the Falcon 9 rocket’s upper stage into low Earth orbit about 62.5 minutes after liftoff.
Monday morning’s launch will cap off a very busy weekend for SpaceX. The company also launched 23 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Friday night (November 17).
On Saturday, SpaceX launched the second-ever test flight of Starship, the giant next-generation system it is developing to help humanity set up shop on the Moon and Mars. The spacecraft initially flew well, reaching a maximum altitude of about 91 miles (148 kilometers), but the mission ended about eight minutes after liftoff with an “unscheduled rapid disassembly” — SpaceX lingo for an explosion.
The launch was originally scheduled to take place on Monday morning, but the company canceled the attempt after fuel loading began.
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