Watch SpaceX launch the 5,000th Starlink satellite into orbit tonight for free online

SpaceX plans to launch another batch of its Starlink internet satellites into orbit tonight (August 26), and you can watch the event live.

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Space Force Station Cape Canaveral in Florida Saturday at 9:05 p.m. EST (0105 GMT Aug. 27). The SpaceX launch will bring the total number of Starlink satellites launched to date to more than 5,000, according to astrophysicist and satellite tracker Jonathan McDowell. (Toll It currently stands at 4,983.)

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