Starlink Mission

Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 28 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 11:44 p.m. EDT, or 3:44 UTC on Thursday, April 29.

The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03, Turksat 5A, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean.

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34 Responses

  1. Frank Benlin says:

    Watching the booster land on a dot at sea is still like I’m seeing the most amazing magic trick ever.

    • Heiden Lam says:

      @Houdini 415 Does it really worth to buy another float just for your entertainment (don’t state how much they make and say the cost is nothing), why not just not switch between cameras and stay on the booster one, it’s good

    • Merlin Danker says:

      @Max Marshall Do _you_ know how much money the save due to reusability? Because there isn’t that much information on it and it’s not that easy to estimate.
      Also, who ever said that these booster landings would be impossible? they might have said that i was infeasible or not cost-effective, but I don’t think that many people really thought it was impossible.
      Vertical rocket landings have also been tested since the 90s (with Delta Clipper), so they are not that new.
      The actual thing that “no one else has tried” is (to my knowledge) to do vertical landings with a booster for an orbital rocket, where you need additional landing/boostback burns, a better thermal protection system and other stuff that adds to the complexity.

    • Max Marshall says:

      @Merlin Danker wut lol

    • Peter Zerfass says:

      …and you can even see that they’re getting better. The first few landings they stuck were off to one side. Now they’re always much closer to the center.

    • kwacker132 says:

      god and magic have nothing to do with it.

  2. Cymon Condecido says:

    1:15 webcast start
    2:12 hello jessie!
    14:59 strongback retract
    18:16 falcon 9 on startup
    19:13 igniton and liftoff!
    20:30 Max-Q
    21:54 meco
    21:57 stage sep confirmed
    22:25 fairing seperation
    25:55 entry burn
    27:31 landing burn
    28:11 seco-1

    1:05:25 SES-2
    1:23:43 deployment

    EDIT: I intentionaly put the time stamps 2 to 4 seconds before it occurs.

  3. Drakesfortune says:

    Congrats SpaceX. That this has become normal is your greatest achievement. Here’s to hoping Starship makes that achievement seem small.

    • FLUFFSTAR says:

      @Scrony Danza Well said and I agree, been there myself. Elon said “You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great, and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about,” this really inspired me and now it is great watching it all happen. Take care ✌️

    • TMA1 says:

      meanwhile Blue Origin were whiningyesterday about why their $6 billion throwaway, frankenstein of a lander design wasn’t chosen 😉

    • sunkid86 says:

      Poeple don’t understand what potential Elon’s doings hold.

    • daft says:

      @sunkid86 oh, I think they do lmao

    • Liam says:

      @Scrony Danza antidepressants are sooo bad for you!!! Find an alternative to help your mental health.

  4. Jason Schmidt says:

    So many of these that I don’t even watch anymore… and that’s awesome, because that means we are getting closer to becoming a more serious space faring civilization

    • KaBup says:

      It never gets old to me.

    • Azorean on Mars says:

      but sometimes they do have different never seen awesome views, depends on the orbit, the time of the day, the weather and the camera

    • _ MySilentBlue says:

      And yet you’re here watching it, see you for the next flight. All seriousness, I know what you’re talking about it happens so often it’s becoming common place, and the rapid forward space progress now seems normal. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago they landed and reused reused their first booster.

  5. Max Marshall says:

    They even tributed it to Micheal Collins.. SpaceX.. I think I love you

  6. Dave Chimny says:

    It’s so crazy to watch a rocket booster come back from 100 km and nail it on a swimming platform in the middle of nowhere. What a time to be alive.

    • Tom S says:

      @JohnnyBoyFloyd How does an ion thruster work? How did that satellite detach from the rocket and move away at a different speed?
      How does the Kepler orbit speed science from the fuckin 1600’s play into that? Why do you believe in a ball spinning randomly through nothingness?

    • civlyzed says:

      @Tom S Well then, I stand corrected. Apologies and good day to you sir!

    • Chris Leiter says:

      @Tom S you’re pretty damn sure of yourself for someone that is asking for proof from YouTube comments 😂 if you want the answers, you’re more than capable of doing the research yourself, but you’re out here making an ass of yourself instead.

    • Tom S says:

      @Chris Leiter And now we get to the point of the personals based on the tone of voice in comments and stray away from the original point which is the science behind the video. It’s expected. Thank you for that great insight into myself. The laughing emoji at the end really put the finishing touches on the 10/10 response before you hit that send button.

    • Alaric Goldkuhl says:

      So many “not in my lifetime” things are happening thanks to Elon and his teams. Most of my life I’ve had to cheer for a space program that went nowhere. All of a sudden, Moon base in 2024?! I feel like I’m 5 and it’s Christmas Eve.

  7. Anton Gorokhovatsky says:

    Как же быстро такое инженерное чудо стало обыденностью — спасибо, SpaceX, и удачи вам в будущем!

  8. jimW133 says:

    19:13 Liftoff and tribute to Michael Collins. Thank you SpaceX for that.

  9. Chintan Jani says:

    Dude their launch frequency is absolutely phenomenal. Space launches have become a norm again thanks to the brilliant minds at SpaceX.

  10. Gerry Albers says:

    Jessie and John have become the calm, reassuring voices of SpaceX. Well done. Thanks to SpaceX for the openness in coverage.

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