On January 20, at 08:02 a.m. EST or 1302 GMT, the launch of the Falcon 9 Block 5 booster rocket with a batch of satellites, including spacecraft of the Starlink system, would take place. You can watch the broadcast on our website.
The launch will take place from the SLC-40 site at Cape Canaveral. The launch vehicle will launch dozens of small vehicles into orbit for different customers. Among them – satellites of the Lemur-2 constellation for Earth observation and SpaceBEE communication satellites. The mission will also include ten Starlink spacecraft, which will be launched into polar orbit.
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To allow additional time for pre-launch inspections, now targeting Wednesday, January 20 at 8:02 a.m. EST for launch of Starlink— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2021
For the launch, they use the latest and final version of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle – Falcon 9 Block 5. Among its features, it has greater reliability and reusability.
Falcon 9 belongs to the heavy carrier class: it can put up to 22,800 kilograms of payload into a low reference orbit (without returning the first stage).