• SpaceX will have nearly 1,000 Starlink satellites orbiting Earth after rocket launch Sunday

    11 days ago - By WGN TV

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX is set to launch its 16th Starlink satellite mission Sunday night, carrying 60 satellites into orbit.
    This comes a day after a U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California.
    The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is named for a former NASA official who had a key role in developing space-based oceanography. Its main instrument is an extremely accurate radar altimeter that will bounce signals off the surface of the oceans.
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  • SpaceX set to launch Starlink satellites tonight after Crew-1 and Sentinel-6 missions

    SpaceX set to launch Starlink satellites tonight after Crew-1 and Sentinel-6 missions

    12 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    SpaceX will tonight attempt to rocket another batch of Starlink satellites into space, on the heels of the company's Sentinel-6 ocean-mapping satellite launch from California and Crew-1 astronaut mission from Florida.
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