Departure!Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief are outbound from the Port of Morehead City for the SpaceX Starlink double-header.
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, Feburary 4 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 1:19 a.m. EST, or 6:19 UTC.The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on four missions: the launches of GPS III Space Vehicle 03 and Turksat 5A and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously flew on the SAOCOM-1B mission, and the other previously flew in support of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission.You can watch a live webcast of this mission, which will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff, by clicking the image above.
Not often we get to see TWO Falcon 9’s vertical at the same time. First launch in a few hours off of LC-40 at 1:19am L. LC-39A is Friday at 5:14am L.