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Timeline for Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites

5 monthes ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket's ascent to orbit with 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network.
The 229-foot-tall rocket is scheduled to lift off Monday at 10:05:55 a.m. EST from the Complex 40 launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Falcon 9 will head northeast from Cape Canaveral over the Atlantic Ocean to place the 60 Starlink satellites into an elliptical orbit ranging between 131 miles and 239 miles above Earth. The satellites will use their ion thrusters to maneuver into their higher orbit for testing, before finally proceeding to an...
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