Starlink 2 will be launching at 9:19 pm EST today. Here are our on-site photos of the Falcon 9 in all its glory, waiting to lurch into the cosmos.
Interesting facts about today’s launch:
- This is the fourth launch of this first stage.
- With today’s launch, SpaceX will become the largest single satellite operator, with a constellation of 180.
- With this launch, SpaceX also becomes the single most active private launch provider.
- This is the first launch, worldwide, of the year 2020.
- Despite astronomer’s concerns, this launch will place 60 more satellites in space. Each weighs about 220kg.