SpaceX prepares for dispatch of Falcon 9 rocket, 60 Starlink satellites,
SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation can begin taking form terribly shortly.
The company plans to launch 60 of its "Starlink" broadband satellites this week, likely on Wednesday (May 15), SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter over the weekend.
All 60 spacecraft are crammed into the payload fairing of a single Falcon 9 rocket, which will lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window on Wednesday runs from 10:30 p.m. EDT to midnight EDT (0230 to 0400 GMT on May 16), according to Spaceflight Now.
The five dozen satellites basically fill the enormous fairing, as Musk appeared in another tweet. He posted one next to the other photographs of the Starlink make in their fairing and his Tesla Roadster in its fairing in mid 2018, preceding the vehicle took off on the principal test mission of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. (The Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy use fairings of a similar .)