Launching a record-breaking 62nd flight of the year is a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Update: 10:57 p.m. EDT:

SpaceX’s Hawk 9 rocket took off from Send off Complex 39A at 10:47 p.m. EDT (0247 UTC), denoting a notable 62nd orbital send off this schedule year. The mission broke its own orbital send off record that it put off in 2022 when it sent off 61 orbital missions for the entire year.

In a post on his virtual entertainment stage, X, SpaceX pioneer Elon Musk said the organization is “holding back nothing trips in a month by [the] end of this current year, then 12 every month one year from now.”

This mission’s first stage booster, B1073, completed its tenth launch and landing thus far. This was the 24th Starlink mission to send off from LC-39A and SpaceX’s 69th send off from that cushion to date.

Update at 6:56 EDT:

SpaceX now wants to launch T-0 at 10:47 p.m. EDT (02:47 UTC). This occurs 90 minutes before the Crew-6 astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor are expected to splash down.

SpaceX has one extra reinforcement time on Sept. 3 for this send off at 11:05 p.m. EDT (0305 UTC). There are additionally five reinforcement potential open doors on Monday, Sept. 4, from 6:59 p.m. EDT (22:59 UTC) until 10:39 p.m. EDT (0239 UTC on Sept. 5).

A Hawk 9 rocket is being prepared Sunday for a record-breaking 62nd orbital send off of the year for SpaceX. The past record was set in 2022 with 61 send-offs by the organization. Takeoff from cushion 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, with 21 Starlink satellites on board, is right now focused on for 9:56 p.m. EDT (0156 UTC).

SpaceX has arrived at the midpoint of an orbital rocket send off like clockwork up until this point this year. It chalked up nine Hawk 9 send-offs in August. A sum of 62 send-offs in a schedule year would be the largest number accomplished by a solitary business send off organization.

“Holding back nothing trips in a month by end of this current year, then, at that point, 12 every month one year from now,” SpaceX pioneer and Chief Elon Musk said in a post on X, the web-based entertainment website previously known as Twitter.

This 62nd send off of the year for SpaceX will convey 21 of the supposed V2 small satellites for the organization’s Starlink network access.

Seconds in the wake of clearing the platform, the Hawk 9 will pitch and move on to a south-east direction, focusing on a circle leaned at 43 degrees to the equator. In the wake of isolating from the second stage around over two minutes into flight, the main stage sponsor will set out toward an arrival on the robot transport ‘Just Read the Guidelines’, which will be positioned in the Atlantic east of the Bahamas around 390 miles (627 km) from the Cape. The tenth mission of the first stage booster, tail number B1077, is coming up.

Two consumes of the subsequent stage are expected to put the satellites into the necessary roundabout circle. Partition of the 21 Starlinks will happen around 60 minutes, five minutes after send off.

It will be the sixteenth send off of this cutting edge Starlink satellite model which is bigger and has multiple times the data transfer capacity of the past variants. The regular V2 Starlink satellites are expected to be sent off by SpaceX’s completely reusable Starship vehicle, however the postponed presentation of Starship drove the organization to make a consolidated variant of the satellites so they could be sent off on Hawk 9.

As indicated by insights ordered by Jonathan McDowell, a cosmologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Place for Astronomy who keeps a space flight information base, to date SpaceX has sent off a sum of 5,027 Starlink satellites into space.

Toward the beginning of May, SpaceX reported it had more than 1.5 million supporters of Starlink. The organization’s web access is accessible in excess of 60 nations.