February 26, 2024

SpaceX will launch its 2nd Falcon 9 rocket in less than 16 hours tonight. Watch it live.

Youll be able to see the launch live in a window at the top of this page, and on the Space.com homepage, at launch time courtesy of SpaceX. At 7:41 a.m. EST (1241 GMT), SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on its 11th flight, a brand-new record, as part of a mission to send out 52 of its own Starlink internet satellites into area. The Turksat 5B objective is the second of two satellites that SpaceX was contracted to launch on behalf of Turkey; its counterpart, Turksat 5A, released in January. Turkeys area aspirations are not without debate, as last October, activists distress over Turkeys role in a dispute in between Armenia and Azerbaijan protested SpaceXs Turksat 5A launch at the companys head office in Hawthorne, California in an unsuccessful bid to stop the launch.Related: See the Evolution of SpaceXs Rockets in PicturesRiding to orbit atop the Falcon 9 today is the Turksat 5B satellite, an interactions satellite built by Airbus for Turksat, Turkeys sole satellite operator. For the first time ever, the companys entire fleet of drone ships has been released to different parking areas in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as SpaceX anticipates to land and introduce 3 different rockets within a 72-hour timeframe.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.– SpaceX will introduce its 2nd rocket in less than 24 hours Saturday (Dec. 18) and you can watch the action live online. The personal spaceflight business will launch the Turksat 5B interactions satellite for Turkey on one of its formerly flown Falcon 9 rockets. The objective is set to take off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Base here in Florida during a 90-minute window that opens at 10:58 p.m. EST (0358 GMT Sunday). Youll have the ability to enjoy the launch reside in a window at the top of this page, and on the Space.com homepage, at launch time thanks to SpaceX. Live protection will start about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can likewise see the launch straight by means of SpaceX and on YouTube.Video: SpaceX introduces Falcon 9 rocket on record 11th flightA used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Turkish satellite Turksat 5B interactions satellite stands atop a pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of its planned Dec. 18, 2021. (Image credit: SpaceX) Saturdays flight is the second of a SpaceX launch doubleheader, as the private spaceflight business is launching two different Falcon 9 rockets from 2 various coasts. At 7:41 a.m. EST (1241 GMT), SpaceX released a Falcon 9 rocket on its 11th flight, a brand-new record, as part of a mission to send out 52 of its own Starlink web satellites into area. Simply over 15 hours later on, the company is set to introduce another Falcon 9 rocket, this time carrying an interactions satellite into space for Turkey. The Turksat 5B objective is the second of two satellites that SpaceX was contracted to release on behalf of Turkey; its counterpart, Turksat 5A, introduced in January. The nation aims to increase its presence in space and as such, the satellite will assist offer interactions abilities to consumers throughout Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and parts of Africa. Turkeys space aspirations are not without controversy, as last October, activists upset over Turkeys function in a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan opposed SpaceXs Turksat 5A launch at the companys headquarters in Hawthorne, California in an unsuccessful quote to stop the launch.Related: See the Evolution of SpaceXs Rockets in PicturesRiding to orbit atop the Falcon 9 today is the Turksat 5B satellite, an interactions satellite developed by Airbus for Turksat, Turkeys sole satellite operator. The 9,900-lb. (4,490 kg) satellite is expected to run for 15 years, beaming protection below. Forecasters at the 45th Weather Squadron predict an 80% possibility of favorable launch climate condition Thursday night. The main issues are the development of cumulus clouds.Following a successful liftoff, the rockets first phase will return to Earth, landing on a floating platform at sea. To date, SpaceX has actually effectively recovered first-stage boosters 98 times, with this one expected to arrive at the deck of SpaceXs newest drone ship, “A Shortfall of Gravitas.” For the very first time ever, the businesss whole fleet of drone ships has been deployed to various parking areas in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as SpaceX anticipates to release and land 3 various rockets within a 72-hour timeframe. The first of which landed effectively on the businesss West Coast drone ship, “Of Course I Still Love You” right before 8 a.m. EST (1100 GMT) today with the Starlink launch. The third will be a NASA cargo shipment objective on an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship, which will launch on Tuesday (Dec. 21). The mission will introduce atop among SpaceXs veteran rockets, marking the 30th flight of 2021 for the California-based aerospace business. It will also mark the 99th landing total for SpaceX. Following a successful touchdown on the drone ship, SpaceX will also retrieve the objectives fairing halves from the ocean utilizing one of its newest recovery ships: “Bob” or “Doug.” The ships, which have replaced previous healing vessels GO Ms. Tree and GO Ms. Chief, are named for the very first 2 astronauts that SpaceX sent into space, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The duo flew on SpaceXs Demo-2 mission, which launched in May 2020. Follow Amy Thompson on Twitter @astrogingersnap. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook..