A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 49 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center today, Feb. 3, and you can watch it live online. Liftoff is at 1:13 p.m. EST (1813 GMT).
A live webcast of the launch will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff, and you can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of SpaceX.
Full story: Watch live as SpaceX launches more than four dozen Starlink satellites today
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, February 3 for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 1:13 p.m. EST (18:13 UTC), and a backup opportunity is available on Friday, February 4 at 12:51 p.m. EST (17:51 UTC). Falcon 9 will fly on a southern trajectory along Florida’s eastern coast over the Atlantic Ocean and may be visible from the ground.
The booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, and IXPE. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. One fairing half previously supported five Starlink missions, and the other half previously supported Transporter-1 and two Starlink missions.
A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.
‘ISS Live!’ Tune in to the space station
Find out what the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are up to by tuning in to the “ISS Live” broadcast. Hear conversations between the crew and mission controllers on Earth and watch them work inside the U.S. segment of the orbiting laboratory. When the crew is off duty, you can enjoy live views of Earth from Space. You can watch and listen in the window below, courtesy of NASA.
“Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During ‘loss of signal’ periods, viewers will see a blue screen.
“Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.”
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