Follow the key occasions of the Falcon 9 rocket’s rising to circle with 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband system.
The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is planned to lift off Monday at 10:05:55 a.m. EST (1505:55 GMT) from the Complex 40 platform at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Falcon 9 will travel upper east from Cape Canaveral over the Atlantic Ocean to put the 60 Starlink satellites into a circular circle running between 131 miles (212 kilometers) and 239 miles (386 kilometers) above Earth. The satellites will utilize their particle engines to move into their higher circle for testing, before at long last continuing to an operational circle at an elevation of roughly 341 miles (550 kilometers).
The dispatch profile for Monday’s strategic not quite the same as the past four committed Falcon 9 dispatches for the Starlink arrange. Rather than sending the Starlink satellites into a round circle around 61 minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 will discharge the heap of 60 level board Starlink transfer stations into a circular, or egg-molded, circle approximately 15 minutes into the mission.
The Falcon 9’s first stage will focus on an arrival on SpaceX’s automaton transport “Of Course I Still Love You” in the Atlantic Ocean almost 400 miles (630 kilometers) upper east of Cape Canaveral.
The principal arrange supporter propelling today around evening time recently flew on three missions. The supporter initially propelled from Cape Canaveral with a SpaceX Dragon load container on the CRS-17 space station resupply mission in May 2019, at that point propelled again in July 2019 from Cape Canaveral on the CRS-18 payload strategic. Most as of late, the sponsor flew on the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 strategic Cape Canaveral on Dec. 16.
For Monday’s crucial, will likewise endeavor to get the two parts of the Falcon 9’s payload fairing utilizing nets on board the maritime boats “Ms. Tree” and “Ms. Boss” in the Atlantic Ocean. The endeavor to get the fairing will come around 45 minutes after liftoff.
Data source: SpaceX
T+0:01:13: Max Q
T+0:02:35: Stage 1 Separation
T+0:02:43: Stage 2 Ignition
T+0:03:10: Fairing Jettison
T+0:07:07: Stage 1 Entry Burn Complete
T+0:08:45: Stage 1 Landing
T+0:08:50: SECO 1
T+0:14:46: Starlink Deployment