SpaceX Targets May 26 for Next Starlink Satellite Launch



SpaceX has announced it is on track for its next Starlink satellite launch, as it is targeting Wednesday, May 26 at 11:59pm PDT/2:59pm EDT for lift off.

The Starlink 28 mission is set to take place from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at Space Launch Complex 40.

60 Starlink satellites are pegged to be sent into orbit by the company’s Falcon 9 booster, B1063, which last flew 186 days ago.

This rocket last flew back on November 21, 2020, launching the Sentinel-6 satellite. Tomorrow’s launch will be the second flight attempt for this booster, with a landing expected on the droneship Just Read The Instructions in the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, SpaceX has launched 1,677 satellites into orbit, with 99 deorbited, leaving 1,578 in orbit.

SpaceX previously launched 52 Starlink satellites into orbit on May 15, 2021.

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