If the company manages to complete both Starlink-9 and GPS III SV03 missions on time, it will have launched four separate launches only this month. "Will announce new target launch date once confirmed on the Range".
If all goes well, the launch is set to kickoff at 4:18pm at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida. Additionally, all Starlink satellites on this flight are equipped with a deployable visor to block sunlight from hitting the brightest spots of the spacecraft - a measure SpaceX has taken as part of our work with leading astronomical groups to mitigate satellite reflectivity. SpaceX is now launching another batch of the Starlink satellites, bringing the total number of satellites in the constellation to about 600. This is another rideshare mission for SpaceX, organized under the program it introduced a year ago, which allows smaller operators to book rides on missions as part of shared payloads, allowing access to launch services for a starting price of around $1 million.
The rocket highlighted in this crucial be the third first stage sponsor to fly multiple times. The mission is called Starlink 9 but, it is the tenth launch mission for the satellite internet service, where every mission has placed about 60 satellites in orbit. Concerns about the coronavirus were associated with the fact that the current Global Positioning System satellites are very healthy, which means that the launch can be returned a little. Each week, the company sent dozens of Starlinks to orbit to form a global internet network. The satellites, part of the Starlink constellation, fly around the planet in chain-like formation providing internet connectivity which is touted to be fast, affordable and will be available even in the most remote regions of the world.
Undo the Starlink task today; The team needed additional time to perform pre-launch draws, but the Falcon 9 and satellites are healthy. Previously it launched SpaceX's Demo-1 mission, three Earth observation satellites for Canada in 2019, and two other Starlink missions this year.
On Wednesday (June 24), the promoter's nine motors were quickly terminated as business as usual static fire test.
In any case, that changed a little more than two hours before liftoff, with the company eventually remaining down and picking to get the rocket through some all the more testing. The drone ships left Port Canaveral, so SpaceX is ready no matter which mission starts first.