Space X is expected to launch today from the Space Coast. Space X is set to launch a Falcoln 9 rocket on Thursday, September 17th at 2:17 pm from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Space X launch will be the 13th batch of Starlink Communication satellites atop its Falcon 9 rocket. Upon success of this mission, Space X will have close to 800 Starlink Communication satellites in the low-Earth orbit. This is a significant step as the aerospace company aims to begin public beta testing in North America for internet constellation later this year.
The ultimate goal of the mission is to have thousands of Starlinks providing internet connection to those living in rural and underserved communities around the world. This will also help Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk’s dream of sending humans to live on Mars.
The rocket is expected to launch at 2:17 pm today. In the event of a delay due to weather, tomorrow will be the next time the rocket attempts to launch. Around 2 pm this afternoon, the weather in the Cape Canaveral area is expected to be partly cloudy with a 15% change of rain.
The launch can be seen on Facebook or NASA’S website.