SpaceX launch LIVE stream: How to watch latest Starlink satellite launch

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Elon Musk’s firm is continuing to deliver on its promise to provide internet to every corner of the globe with the latest launch of a Starlink fleet. SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites onboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 8.23am EST, or 1.23pm UTC.

A live stream of the event, which has been embedded on this page, will kick off 15 minutes before the scheduled launch.

The rocket will launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in the early morning – weather permitting, of course.

SpaceX had planned to launch the rocket today, but adverse weather conditions in Florida forced Mr Musk’s company to postpone by a day.

The 60 Starlink satellites will be taken to space onboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which will then land on a platform in the sea off the coast of Florida.

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SpaceX said: “SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, January 19 for its seventeenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center.

“The instantaneous window is at 8.23am. EST, or 13:23 UTC.

“The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven other missions: the SXM-7 mission in December 2020, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission in June 2019, launch of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission in March 2019, and four Starlink missions.

“Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the ‘Just Read the Instructions’ droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean.

“One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported a Starlink mission and the other previously supported two.”

Following the launch, there will be more than 1,000 Starlink satellites in orbit, with the broadband service set to be rolled out soon.

The company has recently been given regulatory approval for the UK, meaning customers could begin signing up.

Mr Musk has plans to get thousands of satellites into orbit, meaning no one will have to go without broadband.

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To receive the Starlink internet, users will have to have a satellite dish installed.

However, Ofcom has given approval for dishes to be installed across UK homes, Bloomberg confirmed.

But Starlink will not come cheap to potential UK users.

The initial cost of having the hardware set up is £439, plus another £54 for shipping fees.

On top of that, users will have to pay a further £84 a month to receive Starlink’s broadband. Mr Musk has goals to get 12,000 Starlink satellites into orbit by 2026.

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