As part of the next Starlink mission on March 24, SpaceX rolls out two of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first-stage boosters for post-flight processing.
As part of the next Starlink mission on March 24, SpaceX rolls out two of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first-stage boosters for post-flight processing at the Port Canaveral in Florida.
The private spaceflight corporation plans to fire one of its Falcon 9 rockets to bring the next batch of Starlink satellites into orbit this week. The two-stage rocket will take off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 4:48 a.m. ET.
You can watch the launch live about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can also watch the launch live on SpaceX’s website.
SpaceX Places Two Falcon 9 Boosters in Port for The First Time
Meanwhile, SpaceFlightInsider spotted two of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first-stage boosters in the early stages of post-flight processing at the Port Canaveral dock this week. This is the first time two recovered boosters have been docked simultaneously.
SpaceX has recently started limiting the amount of static fire testing performed before production, which would minimize wear and tear on the first stage Merlin motors and associated parts.
It is almost assured that one of the most flown Falcon 9 rocket boosters will fly for the tenth time this year if the necessary and best practice maintenance and refurbishment processes associated with refurbishment are continued to evaluate and updated.
What About Starlink?
According to Fox 35 Orlando, Starlink will bring high-speed broadband Internet to places where it has historically been intermittent or entirely inaccessible.
Hundreds of Starlink spacecraft, the world’s first artificial satellite constellation, are said to be already in space. The aim is to get thousands of them in space by the end of the decade.
Space.com said SpaceX relies heavily on its veteran rocket fleet, which has helped the company achieve its launch targets. However, while booster recovery is useful, any mission’s key objective is to successfully send the payload to orbit, according to company officials.
Originally published at The Science Times