KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — 3/1/2021 8:50 p.m. UPDATE:
Due to poor weather conditions, the launch that was scheduled for Monday March 1 was pushed to Tuesday March 2, targeting a 7:53 p.m. launch.
We will be streaming the launch LIVE here.
2/28/2021 8:48 p.m. UPDATE:
SpaceX has halted the launch of Falcon 9 set for Sunday evening. The next launch attempt will be tomorrow March 1, at 8:15 p.m.
SpaceX is set to launch 60 Starlink satellites into space tonight from the Kennedy Space Center. They are targeting an 8:37 p.m. liftoff.
Click here to watch the launch LIVE on CBS47/FOX30.
The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.
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According to SpaceX, that goal has already been set into motion.
In December the Wise County Public School District in rural Virginia announced they would provide families in their area with Starlink, giving them internet access at home.
Before Starlink, approximately 40% of students and teachers in this district did not have at home internet access.
After SpaceX deployed Starlink units in January, over 40 homes in Wise County now have high-speed internet.
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The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission has been on five Starlink missions before tonight’s.
After stage separation, Falcon 9 will land on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.