The Falcon 9 launch vehicle will launch a batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Sunday, March 14th. This is stated in a message posted on March 13 on SpaceX’s Twitter page.
The launch is planned to be carried out from the launch complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida at 06:01 US East Coast time (14:01 Moscow time).
8.5 minutes after the launch, the first reusable stage of the rocket will have to make a controlled vertical landing on the automatic offshore platform Of Course I Still Love You, which is located in the Atlantic about 630 km from the launch site at Cape Canaveral.
Since May 2019, 21 launches have been carried out into orbit. The previous launch took place on March 11. The launch was originally scheduled for March 9th. However, due to additional checks, the start was postponed a few hours before the appointed time.
Earlier, on February 28, SpaceX canceled the launch of the Falcon 9 booster rocket with 60 Starlink microsatellites one and a half minutes before the scheduled launch.