Starlink Mission

Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, May 23 for the launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services.

The launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT on May 23, or 2:30 UTC on May 24, and closes at 12:00 a.m. on May 24, or 4:00 UTC. A backup launch window opens on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 p.m. EDT, or 2:30 UTC on May 25, and closes at 12:00 a.m. on May 25, or 4:00 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018 and the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately one hour and two minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites will begin deployment at an altitude of 440km. They will then use onboard propulsion to reach an operational altitude of 550km.

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76 Responses

  1. Miko says:

    damn elon is doing work

    • Ben McCann says:

      Heard someone describe him as “like a real life Bond villain”. Such ignorance is hilarious. Yeah sure definitely them Bond villains are always trying to change the world for the better.

    • Ben McCann says:

      +rwhitenz Musk is an engineer, and has done plenty of engineering work himself. He could retire if he wanted to, but instead uses his success as an engineer to invest in the bigger engineering picture. I get it’s fun to be contrarian, but this “ideas man” has managed to re-inspire a passion for big ideas and space travel when for 60 years or so no one gave a shit enough to take the risks. He deserves the praise he gets, and telling people they have their head up their ass for being excited and talking about it all is about as far from inspiring as you can get.

    • Robin Harrison says:

      +Preston Garvey
      So you’ve noticed the really extraordinary things. Great show isn’t it?

    • Preston Garvey says:

      +Robin Harrison this is a golden age of human history, what a time to be alive!
      I just want to ask anyone who would discredit Elon, do you really believe any of this would be happening (within his companies) if he wasn’t doing it?
      Just being able to reuse a rocket was just economically impossible before SpaceX
      Let alone landing the rocket

    • louiscritchie says:

      +rwhitenz watch your tongue scumbag

  2. onjoFilms says:

    Nice work Gwynne, Hans and team SpaceX!

    • The_Crome says:

      and elon

    • Ar Navs says:

      When Elon said he is going to deploy Starlink, ISP laughed him. Dear ISP is not funny anymore, isn’t it? Who is laughing now!

    • sbmphr says:

      They’re just doing what they get paid to do, any one of them is free to go work somewhere else and humankind wouldn’t notice but you take Elon out of the equation and the future of the human race is severely effected.

    • Andrei Pendle says:

      Good one! They are serious movers and shakers & should be given huge props as well.

  3. brilliazz 1711 says:

    Such an exciting moment, a new milestone? Well done Elon ??

  4. Cherin O'Belle says:

    Congratulations ??????

  5. Got Grapes? says:

    Thank you Elon and SpaceX! Can’t wait to be a Starlink customer!!

  6. Miguel Gordillo says:

    I didn’t get the live notification 🙁

  7. Saroj Soni says:

    Well done SpaceX best of luck for bright future???

    • Matthieu says:

      Really love what spacex is doing , but won’t this starlink mission cause even more space trash to a greater extent, because we are talking about 60 satellites here.

    • Saroj Soni says:

      +Matthieu According to Elon 60 deployed starlink satellite will be capable of having life span of ~5 years(currently in lower earth orbit) assuming that there will be natural decaying of satellite they will enter atmosphere and vanish…but with future launch ,life span of satellite will increase and at the end they will be pushed to Graveyard orbit with Krypton ion engine….WELL I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD de-orbit those Satellite eventually to low earth orbit and let them decay naturally… As they have goals for 12k satellite they cannot blow them up to Graveyard orbit….

    • Saroj Soni says:

      Satellites in Lower earth orbit will have life span of 5 years not more…

    • trashmail8 says:

      +Matthieu Great question. As answered by Saroj, these satellites will decay after their operational life and are specifically designed to burn up.

      That is a design requirement, because these are JUST the first 60 satellites and they’re just getting started. To span the globe:

      “*SpaceX has plans to deploy nearly 12,000 satellites* in three orbital shells by the mid-2020s: initially placing approximately 1600 in a 550-kilometer (340 mi)-altitude shell, subsequently placing ~2800 Ku- and Ka-band spectrum sats at 1,150 km (710 mi) and ~7500 V-band sats at 340 km (210 mi).

      See: en DOT wikipedia DOT org/wiki/Starlink_(satellite_constellation)

      That’s why the ability to launch them in bulk and reusability of the rocket platform are an absolute must for feasibility.

  8. Jonathan Ziebarth says:

    Elon: I own the internet #fundingsecured (drops mic)

  9. Mohamed Gad says:

    Good work waiting for this internet from EGYPT ??

  10. HASAN KARAKUŞ says:

    Of Course I Still Love You ?

  11. Shiraz O'Zelle says:

    Thank you so much for this ??????

  12. Unimornnbr1 says:

    Elon really wants better wifi

  13. Unimornnbr1 says:

    The first step in global internet

    • goran stojanovic says:

      +Unimornnbr1 well mostly due to huge costs for that type of infrastructure and sometimes due to security concers especialy ifcoun6try doesent have that much power/money to get both internet and security at the same time so its then better to have neighter until ther is enough money to do both

    • Unimornnbr1 says:

      +goran stojanovic yes, thats why elon musk is putting satelites into space. You dont want to be stranded in the middle of the desert or ocean and nobody knows thay you are there

    • Unimornnbr1 says:

      +goran stojanovic it would definately save some lives

    • nasenbrille says:

      +Unimornnbr1 SpaceX isn’t providing WiFi with starlink

    • Unimornnbr1 says:

      +nasenbrille internet

  14. やざわはなまる says:

    SPACE X is most my favorite company , and i think it is the greatest company in 21 century. For the sake of all human beings

  15. Dawn says:

    Awesome! Keep up the good work

    ? Rocket Launch: 13:54
    ? Satellite Deployment: 1:16:45

  16. Karoleigh Armstrong says:

    Now, who doesn’t love a good launch, and deployment.

  17. Akai Kiseki says:

    Every internet provider on Earth :
    SpaceX : I’m gonna end this man’s whole career

    • MattDSTNY says:

      Also you probably wont be able to buy starlink internet for a while.

    • davey wavey says:

      SpaceX is the only one that can actually lift and release satellites right now….bezos just passed the international observed space line for the first time. Long way away from sending satellites. Elon will already have established customers by the time any competition gets off the ground

    • A Fox says:

      +aWildTomAppeared there is no competition eight now. Satelite internet is unasable for a normal consumer today since the latency is dreadfull

    • goran stojanovic says:

      +aWildTomAppeared well SpaceX were all about that starling before Bezos and even before talks about starlink Bezos when creating his space company he immeditly used money to get lots of SpaceX employes and from other comapnies wich in good amount he was succesful wich can sometimes not only disrupt the progres phase of the program but can extremly damage other companies whole plan bcs that highly snached employ not only takes his/her intelligence to other companies but also knowledge and insightof operations and how its done that it got from previous companies so Bezos is winning in snatching part due to him having lots of money adn for certain periond SpaceX probably had huge probleams trying to keep key players with them instead of going to Bezos comany to work on simiular/same thing but with much higher pay or getting better rank/position thats why i sometimes dont like rapid surge of competitors bcs it can sometimes hinder the progress or straight up halt it due to constant snatching of key people/minds of the projects

    • 157 239n says:

      +davey wavey Uh, SpaceX is the cheapest ride right now but they’re not the only one. Lots of govs from lots of countries can launch their own satellites now, like europe, russia, japan, china, even israel.

  18. Marc Hickson says:

    1:14:30 would love to see this view in real life ??

  19. Abdelmonem Elshamy says:

    149 dislikes by flat earthers

  20. Charles Damery says:

    WOW! These launches never fail to amaze me. I was born in 1952, so I’ve lived my entire life in the Space Age, and I feel lucky to do so.

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