Starlink Mission

Starlink Mission

On Wednesday, March 9 at 8:45 a.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched 48 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

This was the fourth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously launched Arabsat-6A, STP-2, and COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2.

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32 Responses

  1. Anders says:

    14:16 “Time to let the American broomstick fly and hear the sounds of freedom!” LOVE IT

  2. Mark Lowry says:

    It would be interesting for SpaceX to include an inclinometer (?) graphic so we could watch the angle of the vehicle change as its travel progresses.

    • SpaceBoiTV says:

      just show all the telemitry at that point

    • Andrew Grant says:

      @AK I’d also love to see the accelerometer. I don’t think most people understand the acceleration involved during a launch 😀

    • David Manning says:

      @Rafael Teleginski Don’t overestimate me!

    • Arin Strom says:

      @I Ditarod Fuel consumption would be directly related to the engine throttle level. MaxQ (approximately 11km) is lowest throttle level on the 1st stage that I am aware of. I would be curios if Oxidizer consumption is increased as the Falcon 9 reachs higher altitudes with less ambient oxygen. My guess would be ambient Oxygen levels would have negligible effect on the required oxygen with the amount of combustion the Merlin engine produces, but SpaceX may try to squeeze every opportunity for efficiency out of their rockets.

    • Alexandre Salau says:

      And with the onboard cameras you can have inclination since you have the altitude given and horizon line and angle by the images.

  3. nick foster says:

    i never really meant to watch yet another launch, but really somehow this brought a lump to my throat on the 20th anniversary, Elon must be so incredibly proud of, and grateful to, the hard working people who made it all possible.

  4. Jerry Archer says:

    Congratulations SpaceX on another successful mission.

  5. ᴇᴀʀᴛʜɪᴀɴ says:

    14:50 ᴛ-10
    15:00 ʟɪғᴛᴏғғ
    16:16 ᴍᴀx-ǫ
    17:36 ᴍᴇᴄᴏ
    17:37 sᴛᴀɢᴇ sᴇᴩᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ
    17:52 ғᴀɪʀɪɴɢ sᴇᴩᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ
    21:49 ᴇɴᴛʀʏ ʙᴜʀɴ
    23:24 ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ ʙᴜʀɴ
    23:50 ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ (delays)
    23:56 sᴇᴄᴏ

  6. RWBHere says:

    Thanks SpaceX. Is there any chance of you adding short, follow-up videos for these ‘Winter’ launches, showing successful deployment of satellites, on Youtube, or on your website, if a delayed video of later events in a mission is available? Many people do not have access to your other social media channels. 

    It would also be very interesting to watch at least some of the steps taken when de-orbiting a Second Stage, if video from at least one mission could be shared with us. I take this idea from the numerous videos of Shuttle boosters returning to the ocean, courtesy of engineering webcams on those rockets. You do have cameras on those stages, already, so the extra cost incurred would be mainly the salary of a presenter for those events, and even then, only if a commentary is needed. Thank-you!🙂👍

    • Jake Esguerra says:

      oh china would love it! even video of flight or return pattern will be valuable as these will be collected for future cloning

  7. Felix Kasiti says:

    We were promised 1 launch every week. We have 10/10 launches so far. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  8. International Space TV says:

    14:54 liftoff
    16:14 max-Q
    17:36 stage Separation
    23:25 first stage landing

  9. Tmccreight25Gaming says:

    14:16, that LD deserves a freakin’ medal

  10. Mimmi Kylemark says:

    “Time to let the American broomstick fly and hear the sounds of freedom!” I love it! 😍

    • Pronto says:

      @Chris Rogozin is a political flunky, who has to genuflect to Putin to keep his job, and maybe his life. He has no other qualifications to be speaking for Roscosmos. Hopefully, his tenure will be coming to an end soon.

    • Wyatt B says:

      @Chris, lol ty

    • Chris says:

      @Wyatt B “In a situation like this we can’t supply the United States with our world’s best rocket engines. Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks, I don’t know what,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of the state space agency Roscosmos

    • Wyatt B says:

      What does it mean?

    • Mortizul says:

      A naive statement.

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