Starlink Mission

Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday June 3 at 9:25 p.m. EDT, 1:25 UTC on June 4, for its eighth launch of Starlink satellites. Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A backup opportunity is available on Thursday, June 4 at 9:03 p.m. EDT, 1:03 UTC on June 5.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and two separate Starlink missions in May 2019 and in January 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites will deploy in an elliptical orbit approximately 15 minutes after liftoff. Prior to orbit raise, SpaceX engineers will conduct data reviews to ensure all Starlink satellites are operating as intended. Once the checkouts are complete, the satellites will then use their onboard ion thrusters to move into their intended orbits and operational altitude of 550 km.

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73 Responses

  1. Boobletown Bobby says:

    Me: I don’t have internet
    Starlink: I got you

    • b8e71fcbe2e195c67d8d16734013d20f says:


    • Chuckiele says:

      @Max P. 45€ for 16mbit here 🙁

    • Max P. says:

      @Chuckiele I think Starlink will be a big success in Germany. $80 for 1Gbit is nothing compared to what we already have to pay. I told my dad about it and he was instantly ready to go and buy it. Sadly we still have to wait a couple of years until it’s ready for the market. But you can be damn sure I’m going to be one of the first ones to guy it.

    • Chuckiele says:

      @Max P. I hope it works out as planned, we will see.

    • ベジータ says:

      I pay $25 for 100mb/s

  2. dogy doo says:

    Elon musk’s companies are the culmination of the best of human efforts. Thank you to all who work towards an amazing future. Your efforts may not be acknowledged by all but you matter the most.

    • Mashable says:

      @Mason Hidari that’s what I’m saying, we just need a leader right? Someone to bring together a group of remarkable people. Someone with a vision. Now imagine what HUMANITY could do if we worked together. Just a single body.

    • Raphael Brandão says:

      @Mashable I guess is intrinsic of human nature to be a part of a group. Perhaps when the human kind got bio integrated with tech we can develop this sense of global community.
      Until there, companies may be our best shot into progress.

    • V says:

      ​@Mashable What happens to the people who are not useful to the body? Or even harmful?

    • Pogchamp ! says:

      I mean there are some we don’t talk about, like hyperloop for example…

  3. evilborg says:

    Never ceases to amaze me. My dad was 1 of the engineers for the Saturn 5 rockets before man ever left earth… I sure wish he was still alive to see what SpaceX has done. NASA said for years it wasn’t possible to land any stage 1 rockets but Musk proved that to be wrong.
    Dad if you are looking I hope you see the achievements.

    • Vineleafstudio 2011 says:

      Doug Stevens holocaust denial…..end of conversation

    • Ryan Williamson says:

      That’s awesome!

    • Doug Stevens says:

      @Vineleafstudio 2011 “holocaust denial”..? Nope..I am certainly not a holocaust denier.. the fire bombing of German civilian cities was no doubt massive holocausts… there was the starving to death of about 8 million Ukrainians by the Bolsheviks… that’s definitely a terrible holocaust… and then nuclear incineration of two civilian cities in Japan also occupied by only wonen and children… cities occupied by only women and children….. can you comprehend the implications??? Those are holocausts… designed and directed to be massive holocaust fire sacrifice…. end of story

    • Maqsood Hadi says:

      Prof. M. Otto Zeee JCD ECS yeah and now they finally collab , what they will make is probs way better than this ,spacex needs to teach nasa some stuff lmao

  4. Tuhix Master says:

    I definitely gonna get starlink, I live in an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean with really low connection, I really hope that it works here

    • Payton Richardson says:

      Alexander Ogilvie the latency will be better than any satellites before. The Starlink satellites orbit the earth around 550km above the surface. For reference, satellites used for internet today are 35,000km above the surface. That’s a massive drop in altitude and will greatly decrease the latency.

    • Nailin Malin says:

      Same, I live in Australia

    • EnRionPC says:

      Island in the middle of pacific that sounds like far cry 3

    • David says:

      I hope you have a business: Elon said the Starlink will be for business initially. So there is no date, or any suggestion if it will ever be for homeusers.

    • ABHIJITH 17 says:

      Now where did u get the internet

  5. itsJozieMerrie says:

    I seriously can’t get enough of these. I’m hoping to see a rocket launch in person soon.

  6. Klymahnn says:

    Damn the booster slided for like 10 meters after landing though! Huge congrats to the teams anyway

    • jacob bogers says:

      Fucking waves man, open seas, like a freaken aircraft carrier landing, at least carier planes got a hook!! to latch on too.

  7. Colani Tower says:

    I like the names for these drone ships.
    “Of course I still love you”
    “Just read the instructions”

  8. M B says:

    29:17 holy smokes that was fast

  9. 丸い地球 says:

    9:00 Rockets just… land now. We’re starting to give it for granted as if it was a plane or something. That’s just how things are now.

  10. anomaly P says:

    We are witness to the birth of commercial spaceflight. It’s pretty amazing to see this become normal.

    • anomaly P says:

      @weekiely 123 I was on about crew flight yes 🙂 All the rest is for checking and rechecking. Manned flight is like the cherry on top.

    • kofte1154 says:

      @Allah is gay – Stop buying Chinese products yeah like the america did in ww2. Thx to Germany for your stolen techs.

    • DerBetweenTalker Between says:

      @kofte1154 calm down bro its just all abkut MONEY……. nothing else.

    • Brandon says:

      @DerBetweenTalker Between If you have been following elon for any length of time you’d know that’s bullshit. A guy went on Joe Rogan’s podcast who worked for space x and was close to elon and said he is almost exclusively motivated by getting to mars as fast as possible and his timeline for projects is weighted on what gets him to that goal the fastest.

  11. heuben says:

    I love when the vacuum Merlin just blasts the first stage

  12. Meowdy Partner says:

    SpaceX has become so good at sending up rockets it feels like sending them up is a piece of cake

  13. Skyett says:

    Watching the booster land was so breathtaking. Didn’t know if it was gonna make it out fine, screen goes bright again and it landed perfectly.

    • Polythene Pam says:

      Google big picture project (2nd search result) and then click on “The Present” tab on the site. What this book says can change the world if enough people see it, especially pgs 1-4

  14. Zhenyu Lu says:

    Elon(10 years ago): I want to build a rocket that could land itself and be reused for multiple times.
    People: Haha you’re funny.
    Now: a Block 5 booster landed for the fifth time

  15. Salman Tabatabai says:

    The commentator is really skillful in conveying information but not overwhelm people with it.
    Big like👍

  16. Pyriphlegeton says:

    A wonderful vision, pursued by incredible technology, explained by a fantastic presenter.
    Amazing Stream, Thank you.

  17. Un0ridin4rY Pr0gr4mmeR says:

    When you realize that it’s just 5 days difference between the 2 space launches from the same company. That’s insane.

  18. mattia 1703 says:

    14:43 10 seconds to liftoff
    23:30 Stage landing
    29:58 Mission complete

  19. eyeless clowned says:

    Spacex at 2 am: *_”liftoff we have a liftoff!”_*

  20. Catman says:

    5:22 “launched ove 420 ” nice 😀

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