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SpaceX to launch 64 satellites in record-breaking mission

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Exciting stuff. Should SpaceX be able to launch that many satellites in one mission, it will make launching his low earth orbit "Starlink" satellite constellation internet service a breeze.

SpaceX to launch 64 satellites in record-breaking mission

SpaceX is ready to deploy 64 satellites in one fell swoop — a record-setting mission.

Elon Musk's company is scheduled to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday between 1:32 pm and 2 pm ET after a series of delays triggered by bad weather and last-minute inspections for the rocket. It will be one of the largest satellite ride-sharing missions ever launched, and the most crowded single mission in US history, according to Spaceflight, SpaceX's customer for the launch.

The mission illustrates the growing demand to launch small satellites, modern devices that some companies hope will empower an array of new businesses — from internet service to supply chain monitoring.

For SpaceX, Monday's mission, called SSO-A, will mark its 19th launch of 2018, surpassing its previous annual record of 18 launches last year.

It will also be the first time Musk's company will attempt to send one of its rocket boosters to space for a third time.​
 

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Exciting stuff. Should SpaceX be able to launch that many satellites in one mission, it will make launching his low earth orbit "Starlink" satellite constellation internet service a breeze.

SpaceX to launch 64 satellites in record-breaking mission

SpaceX is ready to deploy 64 satellites in one fell swoop — a record-setting mission.

Elon Musk's company is scheduled to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday between 1:32 pm and 2 pm ET after a series of delays triggered by bad weather and last-minute inspections for the rocket. It will be one of the largest satellite ride-sharing missions ever launched, and the most crowded single mission in US history, according to Spaceflight, SpaceX's customer for the launch.

The mission illustrates the growing demand to launch small satellites, modern devices that some companies hope will empower an array of new businesses — from internet service to supply chain monitoring.

For SpaceX, Monday's mission, called SSO-A, will mark its 19th launch of 2018, surpassing its previous annual record of 18 launches last year.

It will also be the first time Musk's company will attempt to send one of its rocket boosters to space for a third time.​

I always alert all my FB friends whenever they are doing a Vandenberg launch that occurs around sunset, because we usually get a spectacular view of it in Phoenix, especially if it is a geosynch launch.

Of course, every damned time, there is a news helicopter that has no clue what it is, and we get dozens of idiots who claim "ufo!" and then get all conspiracy because "launches are supposed to go straight up" which is of course not true....you don't get anything into orbit by going straight up...

Anyway, hoping for the best for this one, its been rescheduled a few times this week.
 

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If it blows up during liftoff, there's gonna be a lot of angry people...
 
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