SpaceX has said it is hoping to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, March 1. Onboard the rocket will be 60 Starlink satellites, which will join the one thousand plus Starlink satellites already in orbit. After Falcon 9 has delivered the satellites into space, it will then return to Earth and land on an installed platform in the sea off the coast of Florida.
This is the 19th major Starlink launch and increases Starlink’s satellite presence to more than 1,100 in orbit.
SpaceX will live stream the event on its YouTube channel, with proceedings kicking off 15 minutes before launch time.
The launch had been scheduled for February 28, but SpaceX was forced to cancel at the last minute.
The launch will now take place at 1.15am on March 2 (8:15pm on March 1 in eastern US), which you can watch here on Express.co.uk, courtesy of a live broadcast from SpaceX which has been embedded on this page.
Mr Musk’s company said proceedings will kick off roughly 15 minutes before the scheduled launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
SpaceX said: “The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven missions: the Iridium-8 mission, the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission, and five Starlink missions.
“Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Mr Musk has plans to get thousands of satellites into orbit, meaning no one will have to go without broadband.
To receive the Starlink internet, users will have to have a satellite dish installed.
However, Ofcom has given approval for dishes to be installed across UK homes, Bloomberg confirmed.
But Starlink will not come cheap to potential UK users. The initial cost of having the hardware set up is £439, plus another £54 for shipping fees.
On top of this, users will have to pay a further £84 a month to receive Starlink’s broadband.
Mr Musk has goals to get 12,000 Starlink satellites into orbit by 2026.