Space Exploration Technologies Corp. widely known as SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company that is now all geared up to launch its second and most anticipated Starlink mission of the month. The firm is expanding its growing internet satellite mega constellation. The live-action of the takeoff can be watched live on its official website. The private spaceflight company is planning to fly its Falcon 9 rockets.
This is the sixth time that the firm is flying its Falcon rockets for the Starlink mission. The two-stage launcher will separate or blast off from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The firm is continuing its rapid launch streak and pace, which all began last year when it launched a record 26 times. Tonight's launch will mark the seventh launch of 2021, and at least one more Starlink mission is planned by the end of March.
The US Space force's 45th weather squadron has reported that the launch weather looks promising for the night's liftoff, with a 90 percent chance of favorable weather. Winds and cumulus clouds can slightly be the concerns. There is also a backup attempt, if needed, with weather forecasts dipping 80 percent of good launch conditions. SpaceX entirely relies on its fleet of veteran rockets, which have enabled SpaceX to keep up with its launch ambitions.