The launch is scheduled to take place from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, with liftoff expected during a window opening at 11:01 p.m. EDT (0401 GMT on Nov. 22). The launch can be viewed live on SpaceX’s X (formerly Twitter) account. If successful, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will return to Earth for a vertical landing on the drone ship named “A Shortfall of Gravitas” stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. This mission marks the 15th launch and landing for the particular booster used, which has an impressive track record, including previous Starlink flights and astronaut missions to the International Space Station.
SpaceX is continuing its busy launch schedule with plans to send 23 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit from Florida on the night of November 21.
The launch is scheduled to take place from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, with a four-hour launch window opening at 11:01 p.m. EDT (0401 GMT on Nov. 22). Viewers can watch the live action on SpaceX’s X (formerly Twitter) account, with coverage starting approximately five minutes before the launch window opens.
Assuming all goes as planned, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will make a vertical landing back on Earth about 8.5 minutes after liftoff. This landing will take place on the drone ship named “A Shortfall of Gravitas,” positioned in the Atlantic Ocean. Notably, this mission will mark the 15th launch and landing for this particular booster, showcasing its reliability. The booster’s resume includes six previous Starlink missions and two astronaut missions, Crew-3 and Crew-4, which were launched for NASA in November 2021 and April 2022, respectively.
Approximately 65.5 minutes after liftoff, the 23 Starlink satellites are scheduled to deploy from the Falcon 9’s upper stage into low Earth orbit.
SpaceX has been maintaining a hectic launch schedule, with recent activities including the launch of 23 Starlink satellites on November 17, the second test flight of the next-gen Starship rocket on November 18, and the launch of 22 more Starlinks on November 20.
In addition to its launch endeavors, SpaceX is also offering a Starship Die Cast Rocket Model for enthusiasts and fans. The model stands at 13.77 inches (35 cm) and is a 1:375 scale representation of SpaceX’s Starship, suitable for display on a desktop. Constructed from alloy steel, the model weighs just 225g and is available for purchase on Amazon.