SpaceX Is Launching 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Tonight: How to Watch Live
Space.com - Wed 15 May 13:25 GMT

The spacecraft are the first in a constellation that will number in the thousands.

SpaceX Is Launching 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Tonight: How to Watch Live

  SpaceX is lofting a pioneering phalanx of internet satellites tonight (May 15), and you can watch the liftoff live.

  A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 spacecraft in is scheduled to launch tonight at 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT on May 16) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

  The 60 tightly packed satellites nearly fill the Falcon 9's payload fairing, as SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk showed in a photo posted on Twitter over the weekend.

  That same post included an image of Musk's Tesla Roadster looking tiny inside its fairing ahead of its launch on the first test flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket back in February 2018.

  Two weeks after that Falcon Heavy mission, SpaceX lofted two Starlink prototypes, dubbed Tintin A and Tintin B, as secondary payloads on a Falcon 9 flight.