SpaceX Shifts Starlink Launch up a Day to Wednesday

SpaceX Shifts Starlink Launch up a Day to Wednesday

SpaceX’s next group of Starlink internet satellites will get off the ground a day sooner than we’d suspected.

The following 60 Starlink craft will launch Wednesday evening (April 22) rather than Thursday (April 23), SpaceX delegates declared recently (April 20).

“With a more favourable weather forecast for launch and landing, now targeting Wednesday, April 22 at 3:37 p.m. EDT [1937 GMT] for this week’s Falcon 9 Starlink mission,” organization said via Twitter this evening.

As that tweet notes, SpaceX will endeavour to land the initial phase of the Falcon 9 rocket that lofts the Starlink satellites. That sponsor as of now has significant experience going up and coming down; it has launched three space missions to date.

Wednesday’s launch will be the seventh 60-satellite Starlink liftoff for SpaceX to date. What’s more, a lot increasingly such missions are coming sooner rather than later, if all works out as expected: SpaceX has approval to loft 12,000 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit and has looked for consent for up to 30,000 extra craft.

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Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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