On June 24, the launch of the Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle with the tenth batch of Starlink system satellites should take place.
The launch of the Facon 9 rocket with Starlink satellites version 1.0 will be launched from the Launch Complex 39A launch complex of the Kennedy Space Center. 60 spacecraft of the Starlink system will be launched into a low reference orbit. Two microsatellites of the BlackSky company will be launched along the way.
Recall that the previous batch of Starlink satellites SpaceX successfully launched on June 13 this year.
The goal of the Starlink program is to provide high-speed broadband Internet access to residents of those areas of the planet where it was unreliable, expensive, or absent altogether.
Starlink satellite is a small spacecraft weighing approximately 260 kilograms. Satellites are equipped with Hall effect electrostatic motors using krypton. Each of the devices has one solar battery, phased array antennas, and star orientation sensors.
After the launch, SpaceX will try to land the first stage on the offshore platform.