SpaceX Plans to Launch Two More Satellites this Weekend from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Plans to Launch Two More Satellites this Weekend from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX hopes to duplicate the last two back-to-back days of launches, which occurred just over a week ago.

SpaceX added two more Florida rocket launches to the year’s rapidly increasing total when it launched Starlink satellites into orbit on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

SpaceX intends to launch two rockets in the next 24 hours, based on navigational warnings from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. It is anticipated that there will be two launches on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. With these launches, Florida will have 32 launches annually. During an earlier speech earlier this year, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez forecasted that over 111 rocket launches would occur along the Space Coast.This would surpass Florida’s record of 72 launches from the previous year.

SpaceX Rocket Launches on Weekends

Galileo satellites for the worldwide navigation system of the European Space Agency will be launched into orbit on Saturday by a SpaceX Falcon 9. There are currently 28 navigational satellites in orbit as of the system’s launch in 2016. There are reports that the technology offers dependable worldwide locating services that are managed by civilian authorities.

The rocket must launch inside the window that starts at 8:29 p.m. and closes at 9:11 p.m., failing which the launch will be scrubbed for the day. The launch will take place from Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center. Regarding this launch, SpaceX has not made any public announcements.

Another round of Starlink satellites is scheduled to launch on Sunday. The ever-expanding Starlink satellite constellation, which provides internet access all over the world, now includes the Starlink satellites.

It is reported that the launch window will open at 5:50 p.m. and run until 10:21 p.m. The launch will take place at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 and will travel along the customary Southeast trajectory of Starlink rockets. Since the Falcon 9 will land in the Atlantic Ocean aboard a SpaceX drone ship, no local sonic booms are anticipated. This launch has not been confirmed by SpaceX.

Sanchita Patil

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